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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (182 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeannette Walls Narrator: Jeannette Wall Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Ultimate insider Jeannette Walls gives us a cook's tour of the dangerously simmering cult of celebrity, from the birth of the National Enquirer to the rise of tabloid TV, from Walter Winchell to Matt Drudge, from the liaisons of Marilyn Monroe and JFK to the deaths of Elvis and Princess Diana.

Here is a fascinating look at five decades of dish, a behind-the-scenes look at the personalities who control what we see, hear, and read, not to mention the personalities who wish to be seen, heard, and read about. Hear the inside stories you never knew about the trinity of celebrity, publicist, and reporter - the people who have stoked the American appetite for gossip from the salacious days of silver-screen magazines to the instantaneous communication of the Internet.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amanda | 2/9/2014

    " Fascinating look at the development of the gossip and tabloid industry in the United States....particularly poingnant given the current obsession with Britney/Lindsay/Paris. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by RNOCEAN | 1/22/2014

    " Having read "The Glass Castle" by this author and thoroughly enjoying it, I wanted to read about what she did in her job as a journalist. She began with the early days of journalism, Walter Winchell, Confidential Magazine, Mike Wallace, Barbara Walters and the early television shows such as Current Affair, etc. up and through the death of Princess Diana. I was not shocked to learn that celebrities 'pay' for their image by using high priced agents and columnists to tell their stories. This world of gossip was an interesting read overall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sandy | 11/5/2013

    " This book title intrigued me...because I wondered how the nightly news and/or newspapers had become so "gossipy". The author has done her research and has documented the trend of straight newsreporting into the current news shows which prevail either on network TV, cable or printed matter. I chose 3 stars because, although the Cliff note version of the book would have suited me as well or better, this is a well written, very well documented book of the history of written and spoken journalism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Susan | 10/18/2013

    " It was ok, I am a big Jeanette Walls fan, but frnkly this book could have been written by anyone. The topic was entertaining, but it was very redundant. The book was wrought with combersome detail, that almost seemed repetitive at times. "

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