The Bling Ring by Nancy Jo Sales
How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World

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Published to coincide with the film starring Emma Watson, The Bling Ring, by journalist Nancy Jo Sales, this is the true story of seven celebrity-obsessed teens who became an audacious burglary gang in Hollywood.
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The Bling Ring by Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales is an in-depth expose of a band of beautiful, privileged teenagers who were caught breaking into celebrity homes and stealing millions of dollars worth of valuables.

With a list of victims that reads like a "Who's Who" of young Hollywood, including Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom, Paris Hilton, and Rachel Bilson, The Bling Ring is the stuff of writers' imaginations—with one exception—it's a true story.

The media asked: Why would a group of kids who already had designer clothes, money, cars, and status take such risks? Award-winning journalist Nancy Jo Sales found the answer: They did it because they could. And because it was easy.

The Bling Ring: How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World is a shocking look at the seedy world of the real young Hollywood.

 

About Nancy Jo Sales

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Nancy Jo Sales is an award-winning journalist who has written for Vanity Fair, New York, Harper's Bazaar, Vibe, and People and many other publications. She has profiled dozens of beloved celebrities, artists and musicians. Her acclaimed 2010 Vanity Fair piece, "The Suspect Wore Louboutins," is the basis for the Sofia Coppola film The Bling Ring. Sales lives in New York City with her daughter.
 
Published May 21, 2013 by Dey Street Books. 289 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Crime, Children's Books. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Hadley Freeman on Jul 04 2013

The Bling Ring is the extended version of Sales's original magazine story, which has since inspired a film of the same name directed by Sofia Coppola.

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Reviewed by Tim Adams on Jun 22 2013

This book...with its depth of insight into extremes of shallowness, and its human scale, reads like a minor classic of our times.

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Reviewed by Hadley Freeman on Jul 04 2013

...it is hard not to be charmed by her paralleling of the rise and fall of Hilton and George W Bush.

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Reviewed by Tim Adams on Jun 23 2013

This book though, with its depth of insight into extremes of shallowness, and its human scale, reads like a minor classic of our times.

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