Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America's Favorite Guilty Pleasure

  • 320 pages
  • Anglais
  • Format Kindle
Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America's Favorite Guilty Pleasure

ῳ Free Format Kindle ↬ Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America's Favorite Guilty Pleasure Ό ePUB Author Amy Kaufman ” I was enthralled by the excavations of Bachelor Nation,a zippy and dishy book whose true focus is the gaps between the actual, manufactured, and represented behaviors and feelings on the show The New York Times Book ReviewAmy Kaufman, a journalist with the Los Angeles Times, is the perfect writer for Bachelor Nation Shes charmingly open about her affection for the show, but also insightful about the harmful side effects And shes diligent about pulling back the curtain to give us peeks at every aspect of the show, from the grueling selection process to what really happens in the Fantasy Suites I cant imagine any fan of the franchise not joyously devouring this book.Kareem Abdul Jabbar for The Hollywood ReporterIn a shocking twist you wont want to miss, its Los Angeles Timeswriter Amy Kaufman whos dropping the newest most dramatic ever Bachelorbombshells USA TodayAmy s writing is gripping and funny and a celebration of the truth about our culture I savored every word.Amy SchumerThis book is than a Bible for Bachelor Nation it s a fascinating read for anyone with an interest in pop culture, television history, and the phenomenon of real people becoming brands.Diablo CodySmart analysis of why so many of usare hooked on theBachelorfranchises fairytale version of love PeopleA delicious look behind the scenes The Los Angeles TimesEven Bachelordetractors will find thisexpos by the Los Angeles Timesjournalist absolutely riveting The book delves into the psyche of the franchise and its influence on our cultureall the while spilling jaw drop worthy secrets.TimeOutAt a time when The Bachelorseems dangerously close to being irrelevant, Bachelor Nationis all the essential It s a prognosis for the future of a franchise that hinges almost entirely on heteronormativity.Refinery29Kaufmans absorbing book takes a deep dive into the franchise The Washington PostI suspect Bachelor Nationwill than satisfy any fan of this franchise or even reality TV in general, but also that it will end up on the syllabuses of gender, sexuality and media studies classes to come.JezebelIf youve ever been confused about why The Bachelor captured the zeitgeist, you need to read this book Amy Kaufman is funny and kind and the perfect author to demystify the gamewithout getting played herself.Vanessa Grigoriadis, author of Blurred Lines Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on CampusThe only way you can keep watching The Bachelorwithout breaking down into guilt is to read this smart, thorough guide to how that sausage is made Amy Kaufman reports the crap out of the nation s ongoing social experiment known as The Bachelorand The Bacheloretteand explains what s going on behind the scenes in detail beyond any of our imaginations If you re trying to figure out why wethat is to say, youkeep watching this ridiculous television show, you ll find intelligent answers if not absolution here Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, New York Timesbestselling author of Seinfeldia How a Show About Nothing Changed EverythingEssential for fans of pop culture, this book could play an important role in courses on feminism and gender studies Its also a fascinating and fun read for anyone who wants to think about how and why viewers continue to tune into shows like The Bachelor Library Journal starred review An undiluted examination of the shows problematic appeal Kaufman imbues her book with a playful vibe without shying away from the tough questions BooklistKaufmans eye opening expos of the reality TV show The Bachelorunpacks the keys to the shows success and shares little known details about the show that will no doubt fascinate Bachelorfans Publishers WeeklyFans will devour this addictive, indulgent, and crafty appraisal of one of reality TV s biggest successes KirkusA New York TimesBestseller The first definitive, unauthorized, behind the scenes cultural history of the Bachelor franchise, Americas favorite guilty pleasure.For sixteen years and thirty six seasons, the Bachelor franchise has been a mainstay in American TV viewers lives Since it premiered in 2002, the shows popularity and relevance have only grown than eight million viewers tuned in to see the conclusion of the most recent season of The Bachelor Los Angeles Timesjournalist Amy Kaufman is a proud member of Bachelor Nation and has a long history with the franchiseABC even banned her from attending show events after her coverage of the program got a little too real for its liking She has interviewed dozens of producers, contestants, and celebrity fans to give readers never before told details of the shows inner workings what its like to be trapped in the mansion bubble dark, juicy tales of producer manipulation and revelations about the alcohol fueled debauchery that occurs long before the Fantasy Suite.Kaufman also explores what our fascination means, culturally what the show says about the way we view so called ideal suitors our subconscious yearning for fairy tale romance and how this enduring television show has shaped societys feelings about love, marriage, and feminism by appealing to a marriage plot thats as old as the best of Jane Austen. Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America's Favorite Guilty Pleasure

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