Dish by Jeannette Walls
The Inside Story On The World Of Gossip Became the News and How the News Became Just Another Show

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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.

 

About Jeannette Walls

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Jeannette Walls was born in Phoenix, Arizona on April 21, 1960. She graduated from Barnard College and was a journalist in New York City for twenty years. Her books include her memoir entitled,The Glass Castle and a fiction novel based on her grandmother entitled, Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel. Walls has also written for New York Magazine, Esquire and USA Today. She lives in Manhattan with ther husband, journalist John J. Taylor.
 
Published November 16, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 388 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Travel, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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