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The Diary of a Wannabe Shopping Channel Presenter

The Diary of a Wannabe Shopping Channel Presenter [Kindle Edition]

Debbie Flint , Angela Oltmann
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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The Diary of a Wannabe Shopping Channel Presenter is a cross between Bridget Jones, Alan Partridge and Eddie Murphy in ‘Holy Man’. It is not at all autobiographical, not based on a single experience from QVC Presenter Debbie Flint's 20 years of presenting ‘selly-telly’, and definitely not featuring some of the hilarious bloopers and behind the scenes mayhem she’s encountered through the years. Honestly.
; - )

Twenty-something bored trainee journalist Abigail Benson is on a mission. To become a TV star. She buys too much, is deeply in debt and hates her boss at the local paper. Her quest for stardom at her nan’s favourite shopping channel leads her to enter the ‘Search for a Selly-Telly Star’ contest but at the last minute, everything goes wrong and she has to pull out all the stops to prevent a national live TV disaster. With her whole future on the line, Abigail finds herself at the centre of a war between shopping channels.
Yet through all of this, one man retains her attention. The one person she trusts enough to guide her. Which job should she take? And is his advice for real? And is HE for real? Or did she dream him… The wrong decision means she will lose her credibility, her sanity – and the man – forever.

DEBBIE FLINT’s third novel is a stand-alone mad-cap comedy, and is written in diary format. Please be prepared for abbreviations and diary-style entries, rather than conventional prose. (#'hashtag')NotTheNorm !

With a background in TV and Radio, the Finance World and the Health Industry, Debbie has used her powers of creation for this fictional account of one girl’s adventure. All similarities to real life channels or people is coincidental. That's her story and she's sticking to it.


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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2652 KB
  • Print Length: 175 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: flintproductions; 1 edition (14 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JPKWB94
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #41,490 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 15 May 2014
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Read this whilst on holiday and got some very strange looks because I could not help laughing out loud.
Can't wait for Debbie's next book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great read 18 May 2014
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Great read. A delightful story of the life of a woman wanting to get into tv. Perseverance is the key.
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30 of 38 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible.. 27 April 2014
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I think everyone else must have been reading a different book to me.
Fantastic? Seriously?

I've avoided Debbie"s earlier offerings as i don't do smaltzy love stories, but being a QVC addict the subject matter of this book interested me more.

Jesus, it's terrible. The lead character isn't particularly likeable, she's forced its false - in fact everything is so clichéd. I was hoping for some of Debbie's bright confident personality bit there is none of that.
I'd describe the story line as a (bad) cross between, Bridget Jones and the French and Saunders shopping telly skit. (V. funny, YouTube it), but slightly more farcical. I'm thinking with the silliness it might be better as a 'teen' book.. It's that sort of humour.
It doesn't help it reads like Debbie wrote it all in about three weeks.

I can't recommend it, bar saying its cheap and a short read.. Wishing it had come with a thirty day money back guarantee tho.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy read 15 July 2014
By AHughes
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Excellent short story. If you want to know the goings on of how to be a shopping tele presenter then this story is a must read. Very funny and easy to read.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Truly terrible 12 May 2014
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As a huge fan of Debbie I had, until this book, avoided reading her novels for fear of being let down, and that influencing my opinion of her. I wish I had stuck to that plan.

I understand why her fans would rave and puff her up with reviews saying how brilliant this book is, because she's a lovely lady and full of fun and frivolity. Unfortunately, I found this book lacking in any humour, intelligence, style, panache, or any other praise-worthy adjective. I too was tempted to just please the author and say it was great, but really, come on, it's just not.

The grammar, punctuation, and style of constructing sentences and paragraphs is atrocious. It's a very immature writing style, and seems to either not have been 'beta'd' or the author needs to find a new editor or beta reader. There are far too many mistakes for this to be published, even on the first page. The style of writing makes it so very hard to understand and follow properly that, as another reviewer said, I had to skip large chunks of text because it became just too difficult to make sense of.

The large bulk of the text or 'story' seemed to be centred around the party that the protagonist crashed, but it dragged on and on and on so long, with so much 'filling', that I have to admit I just speed read and skipped over much of that part.

I was expecting this book to be filled with hilarious 'in jokes' as the 'Wannabe' attended a group of interviews with more experienced presenters, as is the norm in the real world.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good light read 5 Aug 2014
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Very funny book very light read could put it down and pick it up again very easy must stop laughing out loud
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 13 Aug 2014
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found it very entertaining and Debbie's sense of fun shone through!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not great 12 May 2014
By Jan Mc
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The first few pages were really promising, but it went downhill quite quickly. The writing style became more and more difficult to read and I actually didn't finish the book.
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