How to Become a Scandal

How to Become a Scandal

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We all relish a good scandal--the larger the figure (governor, judge) and more shocking the particulars (diapers, cigars)--the better. But why do people feel compelled to act out their tangled psychodramas on the national stage, and why do we so enjoy watching them, hurling our condemnations while savoring every lurid detail?

With "pointed daggers of prose" (The New Yorker), Laura Kipnis examines contemporary downfall sagas to lay bare the American psyche: what we… (more)


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Publisher: Metropolitan Books (August 30, 2010)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 224 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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