The Reality Shows

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Original Publish Date: Feb 22, 2011
Product Number: EB00645743
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781558616721
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Description

"Ms. Finley hasn't lost the power to disturb."-Ben Brantley, The New York Times No other performing artist has captured the psychological complexity of this decade as Karen Finley has. In her inimitable style, she has embodied some of the most troubling figures to cast a long shadow on the public imagination, and has envisioned a kind of catharsis within each drama: Liza Minnelli responds to the September 11 attacks; Terri Schiavo explains why Americans love a woman in a coma; Martha Stewart dumps George W. Bush during their tryst on the eve of the Republican National Convention; Silda Spitzer tells the former governor why "I'm sorry" just isn't enough; and the ghost of Jackie O cries, "Please stop looking at me!" The Reality Shows is a revelation of a decade by one of our greatest interpreters of popular and political culture.

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