Dish:: How Gossip Became the News and the News Became Just Another Show (Perennial)

Jeannette Walls (Author)
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Description

From Jeannette Walls, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Castle, now a major motion picture, comes an incisive study of our obsession with gossip.

A fascinating, dishy story. -Booklist

Gossip. It's more than just hearsay, society columns, and supermarket tabloids. It has, like it or not, become a mainstay of American pop culture. In Dish, industry insider Jeannette Walls gives this provocative subject its due, offering a comprehensive, serious exploration of gossip and its social, historical, and political significance. Examining the topic from the inside out, Walls looks at the players; the origins of gossip, from birth of People magazine to the death of Lady Di; and how technology including the Internet will continue to change the face gossip. As compelling and seductive as its subject matter, Dish brilliantly reveals the fascinating inner workings of a phenomenon that is definitely here to stay.

Product Details

Price
$14.99
Publisher
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
January 23, 2001
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.32 X 1.0 X 8.1 inches | 0.74 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780380810451
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About the Author

Jeannette Walls graduated from Barnard College and was a journalist in New York. Her memoir, The Glass Castle, has been a New York Times bestseller for more than six years. She is also the author of the instant New York Times bestsellers The Silver Star and Half Broke Horses, which was named one of the ten best books of 2009 by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. Walls lives in rural Virginia with her husband, the writer John Taylor.

Reviews

"Extraordinary." --"Don Imus"Strewn with delicious tidbits."--"Entertainment Weekly"It's an old fashioned sideshow, high-spirited, mean-spirited, and plenty of guilty fun...Snoopy scatoscopy at its juiciest." --"Kirkus Reviews"Provocative and invariably entertaining. Walls gives dishing the dirt its historical, social, and political due." --"Publishers Weekly"A fascinating, dishy story."--"Booklist"A history of how gossip became the news...Saucy, sassy..."--"Los Angeles Times"DISH is a serious and accurate history of a persistent part of media coverage."--"St. Louis Post-Dispatch"Jeannette Walls does a terrific job showing how the two divorced parties of news and gossip managed to get dragged back to the altar--kicking and screaming all the way--in the latter half of the 20th century."--"Toronto Sun"Hard to put down...DISH is irresistible...a revealing look at gossip in the early twenty-first century."--"US Weekly"A truly intelligent and absorbing examination of how gossip took over the news."--"The Boston Sunday GlobeA well-researched and intelligent exploration of gossip then and now."--"New York Daily News"DISH is a mouthful."--"San Antonio Express News"Written with intelligence and panache....deliciously described."--"SKY Magazine"Walls proves the quintessential insider, and a highly entertaining one at that....a must read."--"Variety"Well-written and solidly researched."--"Chicago Sun-Times"Dazzling.... You have to read this book from cover to cover. It's great, a wickedly intelligent wallow."--"Liz Smith, New York Post