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Shenanigans - A Memoir

Abby Kenigsberg

Publisher: iUniverse

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SHENANIGANS is the story of a woman who became a successful media watchdog and a more sympathetic wife, mother, and daughter. Always surrounded by witty and strong minded people, especially her force-of-nature husband, Kenigsberg more than held her own. She pursued a serious career as a media critic and professor having earned respect from New York media. Kenigsberg delivers irreverent descriptions of college professors, corporate bigwigs and never-before-revealed encounters with Dan Rather, Leslie Stahl, Mike Wallace, and Alan King.

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