Dish:

How Gossip Became the News and the News Became Just Another Show

by Jeannette Walls

On Sale: 01/23/2001

Dish:

How Gossip Became the News and the News Became Just Another Show

by Jeannette Walls

On Sale: 01/23/2001

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About the Book

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780380810451
  • ISBN 10: 038081045X
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 01/23/2001
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price:18.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • BISAC2 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
  • BISAC3 : HISTORY / United States / 21st Century

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