Bachelor Nation

Inside the World of America's Favorite Guilty Pleasure
Product Number: EB00710113
Released: Mar 06, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101985922
Publisher: Dutton
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*A New York Times Bestseller* The first definitive, unauthorized, behind-the-scenes cultural history of the Bachelor franchise, America's 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 show's popularity and relevance have only grown-more than eight million viewers tuned in to see the conclusion of the most recent season of The Bachelor. Los Angeles Times journalist Amy Kaufman is a proud member of Bachelor Nation and has a long history with the franchise-ABC 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 show's inner workings: what it's 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 society's feelings about love, marriage, and feminism by appealing to a marriage plot that's as old as the best of Jane Austen.

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Author(s): Amy Kaufman
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Mar 06, 2018

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Author(s): Amy Kaufman
Narrator(s): Amy Kaufman
Product Number Z100128587
Released: Mar 06, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780525527497

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