Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Dish by Jeannette Walls
Because I loved The Glass Castle, Half Broke Horses and even The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls, I decided to order her first book, "Dish: The Inside Story on the World of Gossip". I didn't know anything about the book beyond the author, and due to my new-found addiction to Advil PM, it took me an embarrassingly long time to read it. But I really did enjoy it very much!This book digs into the subject of gossip, tabloids, and legitimate journalism and the crossing of lines within their worlds. This book was well-researched and well-written. I was intrigued and interested throughout the many many weeks it took me to read it! While I thoroughly enjoy this author's sense of humor and ability to take me away and to find the humor and beauty in the most tragic of situations, I also thoroughly enjoyed this piece of non-fiction. I have always been torn with my own feelings about celebrities and gossip. I am annoyed and intrigued simultaneously. With this book, I was able to feed that tabloid-hungry side of myself while also feeding the side of me that needs to learn and investigate.