Non-Fiction Books:

How the Sun Lost Its Shine

A Newsroom Memoir


Paperback / softback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

How the Sun Lost Its Shine by Elaine Tassy
Save $23.00
$80.99 was $103.99
or 4 payments of $20.25 with Learn more
In stock with supplier

The item is brand new and in-stock in with one of our preferred suppliers. The item will ship from the Mighty Ape warehouse within the timeframe shown below.

Usually ships within 10-14 days


Delivering to:

Estimated arrival:

  • Around 16-22 May using Express Delivery
    Mighty Ape can deliver this product within 1-2 business days (usually overnight) to urban centres across Australia, and some remote areas. Learn more
  • Around 17-24 May using standard courier delivery


How the Sun Lost Its Shine: A Newsroom Memoir is award-winning journalist Elaine Tassy's no-holds-barred account of her four years working as a reporter at The Baltimore Sun. As one of few black female staff writers, she noticed and spoke out about the vast differences she saw in how editors, mostly white and male, utilized reporters, and how they covered local news-decisions often seemingly based on race, class and gender. With humor, brutal honesty, statistics from the Sun's website, and references to scholarly works, Tassy describes dozens of workplace experiences and the ensuing consequences, both physical and emotional, to being a "Job Socialization Failure." She gives evidence that should both comfort and support those who face unanticipated office politics, while offering an eye-opening reality check to professionals entering the workplace under the impression that their gender, race, age and willingness to challenge authority will not influence their working life.

Author Biography

Elaine Tassy, a former newspaper reporter and college journalism professor, is the author of the novel Pumpkin Bread, to be published in November 2010. She is also a textile collage artist, craniosacral therapist, occasional freelance features and travel writer, and a certified yoga instructor.
Release date Australia
December 2nd, 2009
Country of Publication
United States
Hamilton Books
Product ID

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
  • Seen a lower price for this product elsewhere? We'll do our best to beat it. Request a better price
Filed under...