A TV Guide to Life: How I Learned Everything I Needed to Know From Watching Television
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A couch potato’s book of wisdom— 100% commercial free!
Some say that entire generations of Americans are being raised by the television…like that’s a bad thing. Not so, says author Jeff Alexander, long-time television writer, advocate of education by television, and recapper for the popular website Television Without Pity. Here, he offers the ultimate in life lessons as seen on TV. Topics include:
• Saved by the Bell: School on TV
• Somebody Save Me: Super Powers and Magic Spells
• Tell Me Why I Love You Like I Do: Relationships on TV
• Making A Living: The Workplace
• And more
With a smart, snarky style, Alexander guides readers through important lessons gleaned from years of TV reviewing (now in convenient book form!), freeing up a whole new generation to learn other things, like how to cure cancer or solve world hunger…or anything more useful than watching TV (Author’s note: Just joking… there is no such thing).
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Alexander, a writer for notoriously acrid web site Television Without Pity, takes on the common wisdom that television rots your brains by examining the wealth of knowledge he's gained through his ... Read full review
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ORDER IN THE COURT
DO IT YOURSELF
UP UP AND AWAY
BIRDS OF A FEATHER NOT
AFTER THE BREAKUP
HAPPILY EVER DURING
THE TRUTH WILL OUT
TILL CANCELLATION DO US PART
STANDING ON CEREMONY
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
SAY GOOD NIGHT
YOUVE GOT TO BE KIDDING
THE TEEN YEARS
THE TV WORKFORCE
THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER ON THIS SIDE OF THE TUBE
WHATS MY JOB AGAIN?
CAN YOU HEAR ME?
SEE YOU IN THE FUNNY PAPERS
STOP THE PRESSES
BY THE BOOK
BUY BUY BUY
THE COPS LIFE CYCLE
THE CUTTING EDGE
SHES GOING TO BLOW
NIELSENS THREE LAWS OF TELEDYNAMICS
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?
AVOIDING SKYROCKETING BUDGETS
NOW AND THEN
THE FUTURE OF THE FUTURE
THE EARLY DAYS
FUN IS FOR MORTALS
BEST OF THE REST
WERE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
EATING THEIR YOUNG
YOUR OWN PARENTS WONT RECOGNIZE YOU
THIS TOWN AINT BIG ENOUGH FOR ALL OF US
THE BEGINNING OF THE END
DEAD OR UNDEAD?
CAN YOU DIG IT?
ASK NOT FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
MEMENTO MORI CONCLUSION