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

By Jeannette Walls

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

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

An incisive study of our obsession with gossip comes from Jeannette Walls, the #1 New York Times bestseller author of The Glass Castle, now a major motion picture. "A dishy, fascinating story." -Booklist Gossip. It is more than just hearsay, columns from society and tabloids from supermarket... s. It has become a cornerstone of American pop culture, like it or not. In Dish, Jeannette Walls, an industry insider, gives his due to this provocative subject, 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 the birth of People magazine to Lady Di's death; and how technology, including the Internet, will continue to change the gossip in the face. Dish brilliantly reveals the fascinating inner workings of a phenomenon that is definitely here to stay as compelling and seductive as its subject matter.

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  • PUBLISHED BY

    William morrow paperbacks

  • PUBLISHED ON

    Jan 23, 2001

  • ISBN

    9780380810451

  • FORMAT

    Paperback

  • LANGUAGE

    English

  • NO. OF PAGES

    384

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Dish: The Inside Story on the World of Gossip

Dish: The Inside Story on the World of Gossip

384 Pages
English

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