Dish:: How Gossip Became the News and the News Became Just Another Show by Jeannette WallsDish:: 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

byJeannette Walls

Paperback | January 23, 2001

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From Jeannette Walls, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Castle, now a major motion picture, comes an incisive study of our obsession with gossip.

"A fascinating, dishy story." -Booklist

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 Lady 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.

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.
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Title:Dish:: How Gossip Became the News and the News Became Just Another ShowFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.87 inPublished:January 23, 2001Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:038081045X

ISBN - 13:9780380810451

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"A fascinating, dishy story." (Booklist)