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"Jamie Shupak's TRANSIT GIRL is a ridiculously fun and funny ride. Her prose sparkles with warmth and wit. It made me wish to be stuck in traffic so I could keep reading!" --Julie Klam, New York Times bestselling author of Love At First Bark
In the tradition of The Nanny Diaries and The Devil Wears Prada comes a witty, warm and gossipy debut novel from Emmy-nominated NY1 transit reporter Jamie Shupak, that perfectly captures being young and (newly) single in the City That Never Sleeps.
Guiliana Layne seemingly has the perfect life. She lives in the city that never sleeps, has a fantastic job as the traffic reporter for New York City news station NYNN, and she’s engaged to be married to J.R., her college sweetheart. Then everything gets derailed when Guiliana intercepts a text message meant for her fiancée. Soon Guiliana finds herself single and nearly unemployed after a tequila-infused bender ends with an embarrassing viral video and a night in the slammer.
Armed withonly sassy texts and tweets, Guiliana navigates the tumultuous dating waters of Manhattan for the first time in a decade, and is soon offered a dating column by Level Magazine to chronicle her romantic exploits. As two men vie for her affection—Ben, lead reporter for the website Banter, and Banter's caddish boss Jake Spears—Guiliana must put the hurt behind her, rely on her best friend Gemma, and realize that in order to fall in love again she must fall in love with herself. A witty, fresh and fun debut novel from Emmy-nominated Jamie Shupak, Transit Girl is relatable to anyone who's ever loved, lost, and ended up in prison after a little too much Patron.
Praise for Transit Girl and Jamie Shupak
"Steamier than a subway platform in July." --New York Daily News
"Better than a steamy SMS, in TRANSIT GIRL Jamie Shupak delivers a dreamy collision of modern romance and girly wit on this transit girl's road to finding real happiness." --Erica Domesek, P.S. I Made This
"Jamie Shupak captures the Manhattan singles scene and media landscape perfectly in her hilarious and warm novel TRANSIT GIRL. You'll love this book as much as you love watching her on NY1 every morning." --Paula Froelich, New York Times bestselling author of Mercury in Retrograde
"A delightful tale of reinvention that reminds us our best laid plans are best left on the cutting room floor. You will laugh and cry with TransIT girl Guiliana Layne as she gives up on her fairy tale ending to rewrite her story her way. No other novel has made me want to take off my top and karaoke to Blurred Lines in quite the same way." --Jo Piazza, author of Love Rehab
"There is Jamie Shupak, on The New York Observer’s list of 50 Media Power Bachelorettes. There she is in a fashion spread in The New York Post, holding onto a subway pole while posing in a Marchesa chiffon dress and glittering Badgley Mischka peep-toe pumps, dark tresses tumbling down her shoulders. The headline: “Trans-it girl.'" --The New York Times
"Jamie Shupak is like a shot of espresso — petite, potent and wakes up the Big Apple every morning." --The New York Post
"We like NY1's Jamie Shupak for how she brightens our dawns with what should also win New York's best smile. And the entertaining way she teases morning anchor (and best New York Canadian 2007) Pat Kiernan during her traffic updates. Cars could be slamming into one another left and right, tractor-trailers jackknifing and dangling from overpasses, but if it's Shupak reporting it, all is fine with the world." --The Village Voice
"It's reached the point where Jamie Shupak's work has elicited a sort of cult following...In person? The West Villager with the "coolest single girl apartment there ever was" is painfully cute, utterly charming, and in her spare time, a dating columnist for hip hop lifestyle mag Complex, to boot. Resistance is futile." --The New York Observer