Hype: How Scammers, Grifters, and Con Artists Are Taking Over the Internet--And Why We're Following (Original)


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6.1 X 9.2 X 1.2 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Gabrielle Bluestone is a journalist and licensed attorney from New York whose writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, New York Observer, Sunday Times Magazine, Esquire, InStyle and Gawker. She is the Emmy-nominated producer of Netflix's "Fyre" and the associate producer of "Different Flowers," winner of the 2017 Kansas City FilmFest Festival Prize.


"A deep dive into the depressing world of grifters, bullsh*t artists, plagiarists and long con experts turbocharged by the Internet-- and what, if anything, separates those scammers from some of our most respected captains of industry. Fyre Festival, Bluestone makes clear, may have been a low-water mark so far in the history of empty hype-- but the tide, as ever, just keeps rolling out."
--Anna Merlan, author of Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power

"Hype is the best kind of nonfiction: juicy, sharp, savage and wildly entertaining, with a celebrity behaving badly on every page. What more could you want?" -Cat Marnell, New York Times-bestselling author of How to Murder Your Life

"Gabrielle Bluestone is one of the most gifted chroniclers of American culture working today because she is one of the coolest people alive. In Hype, she delivers the story of what the f*ck is wrong with us as only she can: with detailed reporting that skewers the subjects who deserve it -- and without an ounce of sanctimony -- while taking us for a ride so fun that, by the end, it takes you a second to realize that Hype may have indicted you, too (she is a lawyer, after all). We may not deserve this book, but we do need it. Hype is the most fun, most outrageous, and -- most of all -- most true book of the year."
--Olivia Nuzzi, author and Washington correspondent, New York magazine

"Scams are hot right now, and Bluestone covers the hottest here." -Booklist

"Entertaining." -Publishers Weekly

"A highly compelling read... very well-researched." -E&T