Summary: 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 d
eath of Ladi 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.
Summary: 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 Ladi 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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:00 Cover: Paperback Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers Published: 01/28/2001 International: No
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Walls, Jeanette : MSNBC
Jeanette Walls is the former gossip correspondent for E! Channel and New York Magazine's "Intelligencer". She can now be seen on MSNBC three mornings a week and appears on MSNBC online four days a week. Ms. Walls lives in New York City.
"Strewn with delicious tidbits."
"It's an old fashioned sideshow, high-spirited, mean-spirited, and plenty of guilty fun...Snoopy scatoscopy at its juiciest."
"Provocat ive and invariably entertaining. Walls gives dishing the dirt its historical, social, and political due."
"A fascinating, dishy story."
"A history of how gossip became the news...Saucy, sassy..."
--Los Angeles Times
"DISH is a serious and accurate history of a persistent part of media coverage."
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Je annette Walls does a terrific job showing how the two divorced parties of news and gossip managed to get dragged back to the altar kicking and screaming all the way in the latter half of the 20th century."
"Hard to put down...DISH is irresistible...a revealing look at gossip in the early twenty-first century."
"A truly intelligent and absorbing examination of how gossip took over the news."
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