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A Massive Swelling: Celebrity Reexamined as a Grotesque, Crippling Disease and Other Cultural Revelations

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Review:

"Warning: do not read this book at a wake, on a precipice, or with a full bladder. Unless you're a humorless fan of Cher, Michael Jackson, Barbra Striesand, or Mick Jagger, Wilson's turbo, heat-seeking essays about fame, the bane of our commodified culture, will induce bent-double, breathless laughter." Booklist

Synopsis:

In "A Massive Swelling", Wilson takes on every pop-art sacred cow imaginable, toppling icons as diverse as Barbara Streisand, Michael Jackson, and Bruce Willis. Cherished for her "laser-light" prose, she gets to the heart of the humiliating fascination with celebrity and all its preposterous trappings.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670891627
Author:
Wilson, Cintra
Publisher:
Viking Adult
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Fame
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
14
Publication Date:
20000717
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.33x5.31x.91 in. .76 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Viking Books - English 9780670891627 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Warning: do not read this book at a wake, on a precipice, or with a full bladder. Unless you're a humorless fan of Cher, Michael Jackson, Barbra Striesand, or Mick Jagger, Wilson's turbo, heat-seeking essays about fame, the bane of our commodified culture, will induce bent-double, breathless laughter."
"Synopsis" by , In "A Massive Swelling", Wilson takes on every pop-art sacred cow imaginable, toppling icons as diverse as Barbara Streisand, Michael Jackson, and Bruce Willis. Cherished for her "laser-light" prose, she gets to the heart of the humiliating fascination with celebrity and all its preposterous trappings.
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