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Dish: The Inside Story On The World Of Gossip Became the News and How the News Became Just Another Show by [Walls, Jeannette]
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"Extraordinary." --"Don Imus"Strewn with delicious tidbits."--"Entertainment Weekly"It's an old fashioned sideshow, high-spirited, mean-spirited, and plenty of guilty fun...Snoopy scatoscopy at its juiciest." --"Kirkus Reviews"Provocative and invariably entertaining. Walls gives dishing the dirt its historical, social, and political due." --"Publishers Weekly"A fascinating, dishy story."--"Booklist"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"Jeannette 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."--"Toronto Sun"Hard to put down...DISH is irresistible...a revealing look at gossip in the early twenty-first century."--"US Weekly"A truly intelligent and absorbing examination of how gossip took over the news."--"The Boston Sunday GlobeA well-researched and intelligent exploration of gossip then and now."--"New York Daily News"DISH is a mouthful."--"San Antonio Express News"Written with intelligence and panache....deliciously described."--"SKY Magazine"Walls proves the quintessential insider, and a highly entertaining one at that....a must read."--"Variety"Well-written and solidly researched."--"Chicago Sun-Times"Dazzling.... You have to read this book from cover to cover. It's great, a wickedly intelligent wallow."--"Liz Smith, New York Post

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A history of celebrity gossip discusses watershed events and personalites, the history of tabloids, and how reporters and publicists control the public image of celebrities.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4717 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow; Perennial ed. edition (16 Nov. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0049B22ZM
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,419,350 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 3.6 out of 5 stars 49 reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Provocative, and well written. 21 Nov. 2015
By Tennessee Mare - Published on Amazon.com
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I have always thought that the worst thing that happened to "the News" is that it got ratings. When it was news, it was news. Now, it's all hype and pumped up, adrenalin pumping, sensational murders, lies, sex, and scandals. While journalists dig for dirt, the "news" suffers. And this is the gist of "Dish." Walls writes with great authority and accuracy, and proves the "news" industry to be shallow, superficial, and pandering. Sadly, all that sells and the competition is high. This book is a confirmation of my belief. Well written and provocative, it held my interest from page one to the very end.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Interesting! 14 Jan. 2010
By Book Lover - Published on Amazon.com
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I found "Dish" to be extremely interesting. Not only does the book give an in depth account of the rise and fall and then the resurrection of the gossip column and the tabloid, but it also paints a fascinating picture of how the media, and the "news" became what it is today. While this book was written in 2000, it is still timely, as it clearly depicts the changes in the media industry that have led us to the point where White House party crashers can become celebrities rather than inmates, and reality tv can supplant both creative and truly newsworthy programming.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very happy with purchase and delivery 7 Oct. 2010
By Shirley Langloys - Published on Amazon.com
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Love Jeanette Walls. The first book I read by her. I am 63 and when I was very young my grandmother passed on all her TV magazines to me. She was full time care-giver to my grandfather who was an invalid and I suppose her sisters provided her with the magazines. So I grew up reading about all the "stars" and cutting out their pics and wishing to become like Natalie Wood. This book follows the history of the printed media about everyone famous then on to the electronic media, rating who you could depend on for the facts, or not. Brought us up to the present with today's magazines and TV entertainment shows. Loved it.
3.0 out of 5 stars Better than a gossip magazine 30 May 2016
By S. Jones - Published on Amazon.com
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Beach read, that said this is not a page turner. If your a Jeannette Wall fan, as I am you will feel a bit let down. Yet if you love gossip it will keep you entertained poolside as you get interupted by life.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dish 1 Aug. 2012
By Lawana Barker - Published on Amazon.com
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I did not get into this book as I had her 2 previous books...GLASS CASTLE and HALFBROKE HORSES. I really despise gossip and news reporters in general so in all fairness, I did not read more than half the book and passed it on. But I would like to recommend her other 2 books which I enjoyed to the extent I could not put them down.
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