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Reality Matters 19 Writers Come Clean about the Shows We Can't Stop Watching

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ISBN-10: 006176664X

ISBN-13: 9780061766640

Edition: N/A

Authors: Anna David

List price: $14.99
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Reality television is the ultimate guilty pleasure -- a nonstop parade of cast members and scenarios that make fictional ones seem downright dull. Increasingly absurd challenges, hair-yanking catfights, and hot tub makeouts dripping with yet-to-be-acknowledged regret are only part of its appeal.In this collection of wry and moving essays, bestselling authors explore the programs we obsess over, cringe at, and occasionally feel inspired by. From a Real World casting call and American Idol tattoo to a look at the appeal of Big Brother, Survivor, The Real Housewives, and more, a vibrant mix of literary luminaries examine the form of entertainment that's dominated our TV screens for more than a…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/13/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.352
Language: English

Anna David is the author of the novels Party Girl and Bought, the anthology Reality Matters, and the memoir Falling for Me. She is the executive editor of the addiction and recovery website The Fix, is doing graduate work in drug and alcohol counseling at UCLA, and speaks at colleges across the country on addiction.