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Bachelor Nation : Inside the World of America's Favorite Guilty Pleasure
by Amy Kaufman


Overview - *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.  Read more...


 
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Overview
*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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  • ISBN-13: 9781101985908
  • ISBN-10: 1101985909
  • Publisher: Dutton Books
  • Publish Date: March 2018
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


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