Suburgatory is a book that lampoons the absurdities and contradictions that Linda Keenan has witnessed since leaving New York City, where she was a thoroughly urban CNN news producer for seven years, and settling down as a hapless stay-at-home suburban mother. It is the book that inspired one of this coming fall's most talked about TV comedies, ABC's Suburgatory.Like the sitcom's main character, Tessa, Keenan was forced by the man in her life to leave her beloved New York City for a supposed suburban utopia. Instead, she found herself trapped in a place where conformity is king, and where she often felt like she had been taken hostage by an adult Girl Scout troop. So Keenan decided, among other things, to write this book.Thought of as a local town newspaper or website, Suburgatory includes ?news stories? that chronicle its strange inhabitants: the tiger moms, wannabe swingers, crypto-racists, barely-there dads, power-mad principals.
- Humor, Social Science
- Form / Parodies, Sociology / Rural, Sociology / Urban
- December 31, 2011
- October 11, 2011
- Linda Keenan