Thursday, January 13, 2011

"My Life, Made Possible by Pop Culture" is now an eBook!...

Following a successful first run of a print edition of my pop culture memoir, "My Life, Made Possible by Pop Culture", the book has now been released in digital format.

At the age of twenty-five, I was a romantic, a dreamer, a skeptic, a cynic, and still holding out the hope that she will someday find a real life Zack Morris. Despite growing up in a household that only featured the seven-channel options of rabbit ears' television, I still managed to spend the better part of the 1990s learning my life lessons by watching fictional characters experience them. Using Zack & Kelly, Jesse & Rebecca, and Monica & Chandler as guides for what strong, successful couples were supposed to look like, I set out, perhaps a bit misguided, to find a suitor of her own that would fit nicely into the mold countless sitcoms carved out for me. But something went horribly awry, and I was forced to come to terms with the fact that all I looked to when I was a child to tell me what real life could be was, in fact, only relevant for a reel life. "My Life, Made Possible by Pop Culture" is a true tale, though it may be a cautionary one.

Entertainment blogs have had nothing but praise for the project, calling it a "quick and entertaining read" and saying that "with her conversational style, and sense of humor, Turchiano provides an honest portrait, full of awkward moments, and some analysis to put it all in perspective." (

"As someone who watches a great deal of television, I found it very easy to relate to Danielle’s stories. But, you needn’t be an obsessive consumer of television to appreciate the sincerity of Danielle’s writing. From the very first chapter, it is incredibly clear where Danielle’s coming from, which is a testament to her honesty and forthrightness." (

The eBook version gives you the option of reading cover to cover or simply clicking on a title from the index page to be taken directly to that chapter. It is available for $4.99 and immediate download through

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