Tortoise books will soon be releasing "She Said What? (A Life On The Air)" as an audio book. Turi read it herself. Details on the way.
Turi Ryder, author of “She Said What? (A Life on the Air)” has hosted her own radio shows in LA, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Portland. She gives advice, which you probably should not take, and tells stories, which you probably should not believe.
Marci Persky has one of the best names ever. She's also one of Turi's very best friends. Marci was a hard core news writer for the legendary UPI. She's worked in radio news, as an entertainment writer, and as a talk show host. Stations and newspapers from her hometown of Kalamazoo Michigan, to her second home, Chicago, still tell stories about her. Marci now lives in Arizona, somewhere near the Grand Canyon, where she has run an animal shelter, a political organization, and a hospice-supporting thrift store. She likes to run things.
Here's what you'll hear in some recent podcasts:
Marci's Arizona Mountain Home is invaded by COWS.
Turi rides Chicago Public Transit RED LINE at night.
Two disgusting things.
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.
Turi Ryder is a music and talk radio host whose voice is known to listeners in Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Portland, Oregon. Her not-quite-empty nest features a broadcasting studio and, variously, one spouse, two children, a rescued German Shepherd, and numerous marauding chickens.
"Your book is FLIPPING Brilliant! I am laughing constantly."
- Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter, author, Extreme Measures
“A brilliant and hilarious book about the late great world of radio, written by a woman who knows it as well, if not better, than anyone who’s ever worked in it.”
- Phil Hendrie, Satirist
“This rollicking expose of the radio industry is witty, dishy and delightful. Anyone interested in how media treats female talent will come away enlightened—and concerned.” - Beryl Satter, author, Family Properties
“Turi Ryder has a most unique voice that broke through the sound proof ceiling in radio where women were and still are few. She is passionate, brilliant, and very very funny."
-Charles Randolph-Wright, Director, Motown The Musical
"It’s a great read! But I should probably say I hated it.” -Bill Handel, KFI Radio
"If Joan Rivers, David Sedaris, Terry Gross, and Howard Stern conspired to defy the laws of reproductive science, their daughter would be Turi Ryder. Loaded with characters. I found myself laughing out loud."
- Joshua Safran, Author, Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid
Excerpts and Reviews "She Said What? A Life On the Air"
I join Steve Hytner for his Vegs-based Podcast. You will learn what's wrong with breakfast in bed. And I say "f---" in front of a microphone. Twice.
Seattle's Mantz and Mitchell let you hear how I stole books and survived Kansas.
Radio Legend John Erickson reviews my entire life and the mayhem I created during my short-lived stint in Portland
When Twin Cities Gossip Diva, CJ, brings a camera, It's Turi's Star Turn in the "Star Tribune".
C.J.: Former KSTP-AM talker Turi Ryder wishes she had become more kindhearted but naaah
Barbara Blake of Citizen Planet Inteview
Scroll down to the end of the newsletter to find out how long it took to write She Said What?
Robert Nagler Miller writes The Federation's Arts and Culture Column
Part 2 of CJ's Series on "She Said What?"
Part 3 of CJ's Series on :She Said What?"
PLUS a supercool video of the MN party!
The Cory Hepola Show
Cory asked about that time I said the one word you're not supposed to say....ever.
The Steve Cochran Show hosted Wendy Snyder and me before our big Women of Chicago Radio event
The Lori and Julia Show
Divas of Minneapolis entertainment talk made me welcome
We're just finished the audio book. For now, here's a chapter:
Belly Up, or Return of the Dead Guppy
cook county, Illinois, United States
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