A MORNING AFFAIR by Janice Kaplan


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Here, Kaplan (author of the nonfiction Women and Sports, 1979; and mass-market YA romances) offers a vacuous-even-for-the-genre glitter novel about a glamorous TV reporter who hits the big time in N.Y.C. One reason why Barbie-doll heroine Jackie Rogers is so unbelievable is that author Kaplan insists on giving her such pretensions--the 27-year-old Rogers is a Radcliffe grad who reads Kierkegaard and Stendhal, knows her Jasper Johns, and can recognize obscure German filmmakers at 30 feet way in poorly lit cafes. Yet her idea of an "interview" runs something like this: "Thank you, Senator. It's been interesting studying your enlightened plan." This popular Boston TV reporter gets the chance of a careertime when the top New York morning show, AM Reports, wants her to be their new correspondent. Once in the Big Apple, Jackie starts an affair with suaver-than-thou commodities-trader Julian Beardsley, but a little part of her yearning heart pines for sexpot AM Reports producer, Jeff Garth. What to do? Well, if you're Jackie, you expose Julian as a crook in a terrific on-the-air interview and then fall swooningly into Jeff's arms. Bottom of the ratings.

Pub Date: May 26th, 1989
ISBN: 453-00653-1
Publisher: NAL/Berkley
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