• White Collar Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Renée Rosen
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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White Collar Girl

By: Renée Rosen
Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
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Publisher's Summary

The latest novel from the best-selling author of Dollface and What the Lady Wants takes us deep into the tumultuous world of 1950s Chicago where a female journalist struggles with the heavy price of ambition....

Every second of every day, something is happening. There’s a story out there buried in the muck, and Jordan Walsh, coming from a family of esteemed reporters, wants to be the one to dig it up. But it’s 1955, and the men who dominate the city room of the Chicago Tribune have no interest in making room for a female cub reporter. Instead Jordan is relegated to society news, reporting on Marilyn Monroe sightings at the Pump Room and interviewing secretaries for the White Collar Girl column. 

Even with her journalistic legacy and connections to luminaries like Mike Royko, Nelson Algren, and Ernest Hemingway, Jordan struggles to be taken seriously. Of course, that all changes the moment she establishes a secret source inside Mayor Daley’s office and gets her hands on some confidential information. Now careers and lives are hanging on Jordan’s every word. But if she succeeds in landing her stories on the front page, there’s no guarantee she’ll remain above the fold....

©2015 Renée Rosen (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“An unforgettable novel about an ambitious woman’s struggle to break into the male dominated newspaper world of the 1950s.” (Sara Gruen, New York Times best-selling author of At the Water’s Edge)

"White Collar Girl has it all - a plucky girl reporter, a colorful cast of newsroom characters, a gripping mystery, and, best of all, a terrific depiction of 1950s.” (Melanie Benjamin, New York Times best-selling author of The Aviator's Wife)

“A thoroughly enjoyable dive into 1950s Chicago.... Part historical drama, part mystery, part romance, and all cleverly told. An intriguing page-turner!” (Susan Meissner, author of Secrets of a Charmed Life

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Couldn’t listen for more than 3 chapters.

The narrator is extremely annoying. Her voice is screechy and the entire first three chapters are read at high pitch and volume. No subtlety to any phrase. I couldn’t get past the third chapter.

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Too much drama

The story had some validity but I kept wishing I were reading rather than listening. The reader’s overly dramatic interpretation was really annoying.

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