Author Turi Ryder Reading from She Said What? (A Life on the Air); 9/23 at 7 PM

September 23, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Please join us on Monday, September 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at GGP as we welcome author Turi Ryder, for a reading of her new book, SHE SAID WHAT?: (A LIFE ON THE AIR). 


Radio. It's almost as easy as marriage and motherhood.

The excitement of a career on the air Listeners asking for advice on dressing their girlfriends in leather bustiers; managers who believe every professional woman longs for a bouquet on Secretaries' Day; Saturday nights giving away free T-shirts and beer in country music bars; reporting on a day in the life of a dominatrix--all while juggling two kids, rescue dogs, and one cross-country move after another. Live the dream with Turi Ryder, a music jock and talk host on major-market stations from Chicago to Los Angeles, with stops in Minneapolis, Portland, and San Francisco along the way. This darkly comical, bitingly accurate, and lovingly fictionalized memoir will ring true for anyone who has longed for both a creative life and a family to come home to.

Satirist Phil Hendrie calls it " A brilliant and hilarious book about the late great world of radio..."

“If Joan Rivers, David Sedaris, Terry Gross, and Howard Stern conspired together to defy the laws of reproductive science, their daughter would be Turi Ryder. She Said What? is Ryder’s debut tell-all, no-holds-barred memoir, and its colorful vignettes are loaded with characters from her long career in talk radio, featuring the likes of dominatrixes, rabbis, and lesbian waterborne Girl Scouts. Following Ryder on her journey from nomadic child to talk show host to periodically reluctant mother, I found myself laughing out loud, wincing as Ryder smashes through glass ceilings, and surprisingly nostalgic for a golden age of radio I didn’t know existed. Can a professional woman in the entertainment industry capture the elusive work-life balance? Will Ryder’s relationship with husband “Save the Planet” survive the unstable, creative world of talk radio? Find out in She Said What?” - Joshua Safran, author, Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road, and Off the Grid

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She Said What?: (A Life on the Air) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781948954044
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tortoise Books - June 11th, 2019

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