|By (author):||Petersen, Anne Helen|
|Subject:||SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies|
|Size:||8.25in x 5.50in x 0.75in|
|From The Publisher*||From celebrity gossip expert and BuzzFeed culture writer Anne Helen Petersen comes an accessible, analytical look at how female celebrities are pushing boundaries of what it means to be an "acceptable" woman. |
You know the type: the woman who won't shut up, who's too brazen, too opinionated-too much. She's the unruly woman, and she embodies one of the most provocative and powerful forms of womanhood today. In Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud, Anne Helen Petersen uses the lens of "unruliness" to explore the ascension of pop culture powerhouses like Lena Dunham, Nicki Minaj, and Kim Kardashian, exploring why the public loves to love (and hate) these controversial figures. With its brisk, incisive analysis, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud will be a conversation-starting book on what makes and breaks celebrity today.
|Review Quote*||"Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud is an oasis in a sea of hot takes, a set of crisp essays on the provocateurs who fascinate and enrage us. With warmth and wit, Anne Helen Peterson celebrates the power of being just a little too much, seeking the rebel inside the trainwreck."|
-Emily Nussbaum, critic at The New Yorker
Select praise for the author's previous book, Scandals of Classic Hollywood:
"Engaging...Petersen is an author for our age."
-The Boston Globe
"Clear and convincing...intelligent analysis [written] with the verve of an enthusiast."
"Terrific and thoughtful and fascinating."
-NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour
"Smart, relevant, and fun...think TMZ with a PhD."
|Biographical Note||ANNE HELEN PETERSEN received her PhD in media studies from the University of Texas, where she studied the industrial history of the gossip industry. Today, she writes about culture, celebrity, and feminism for BuzzFeed News. Her first book, Scandals of Classic Hollywood, was featured in The Boston Globe, Time, NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour, Bitch, the New York Post, and The Rumpus. She lives in Brooklyn.|