Synopses & Reviews
"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
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.