Scandalous! by Hallie Fryd
50 Shocking Events You Should Know About (So You Can Impress Your Friends)

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Do you love a good scandal? This book includes 50 juicy pop culture, political, and entertainment-related scandals complete with photos, event synopses, and a look at why it went down in history and how it continues to influence us today. Other features include famous quotes and a section on where the players are now.

Teens will get the dish on:

Milli Vanilli’s lip-syncing

the Clinton-Lewinsky affair

the Biggie and Tupac murders

the Kent State shooting

the OJ Simpson Murder trial

Patty Hearst’s kidnapping

And more!

 

About Hallie Fryd

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Hallie Fryd is a writer living in Oakland, California. She studied history at Carnegie Mellon University and writes about politics and pop culture for her blog Pysched and Such.
 
Published February 14, 2012 by Zest Books. 224 pages
Genres: History, Young Adult. Non-fiction

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Aimed at readers who don’t need to be told who Brangelina is but may be hazy on “twisted besties” Leopold and Loeb or even Monica Lewinsky, this edutaining survey presents a wide-angle array of murders, sexual follies, controversial trials, race violence, political corruption and general envelope...

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All of the information is rather brief, each scandal is basically covered in about four pages, with photos and appropriate ephemera.

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Each scandal has a section titled “Quoteables,” featuring various quotes surrounding the scandal.

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City Book Review

(The only thing missing is a listing of source materials, in case the reader wants to delve deeper into a particular scandal.) While most of these cases are common knowledge, there were a few I hadn’t encountered before, brightening up a well-crafted collection of tabloid highlights.

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