*****GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. CONGRATS TO LAUREN FOR WINNING!!!*****
My fellow Reality TV-oholics, this one is soooo for you!!
I was honored to be contacted by gorgeous best-selling author Anna David about her latest master piece Reality Matters, an anthology she conceived of, contributed to, and edited all about Reality TV shows. I absolutely LOVED her last book, Bought, and little did she know I am a total Reality TV junkie, the trashier the better, and am overly excited about this book!
Top Chef. America’s Next Top Model. Survivor. Dancing with the Stars. American Idol. Big Brother. The Biggest Loser… Everyone has a guilty reality television pleasure. Curated by Party Girl author Anna David, Reality Matters is a collection of hilarious yet revealing essays from novelists, essayists, and journalists—including Toby Young, Neil Strauss, and Stacey Grenrock Woods, among many others—about the reality television shows they love, obsess over, and cringe at; and why they, and America, can’t stop watching.
Reality television is the ultimate guilty pleasure — a nonstop parade of cast members and scenarios that make fictional ones seem downright dull. Increasingly absurd challenges, hair-yanking catfights, and hot tub makeouts dripping with yet-to-be-acknowledged regret are only part of its appeal.
In this collection of wry and moving essays, bestselling authors explore the programs we obsess over, cringe at, and occasionally feel inspired by. From a Real World casting call and American Idol tattoo to a look at the appeal of Big Brother, Survivor, The Real Housewives, and more, a vibrant mix of literary luminaries examine the form of entertainment that’s dominated our TV screens for more than a decade.
If you are interested in what kind of an impact reality TV is having on our society, wonder just how REAL it actually is, or just plain love to watch all the drama unfold, like myself, then this book is a must read!!
The book hits shelves today, April 13, and I have a copy to give away to one lucky reader!
To enter just leave a comment below telling me your favorite Reality TV show!
For an added entry, follow me on Twitter and Tweet about the give away, then come back and leave another comment letting me know you did. (please note if you leave a link I will have to approve it before it will show up)
Contest ends Friday, April 16, 2010 at 6:00 pm EST. Open to US and Canada.
1 winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email, so please be sure to leave a valid email address in the ‘mail’ spot on the comment form. Winner will have 3 days to respond, or they will forfeit their prize and another winner will be selected.
If you’re having trouble leaving a comment, send me an email **with your comment** at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Reality Matters‘ and I will be sure you get entered.