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Gossip
Epstein, Joseph
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Softcover / 2012-11-01 / 054784459X
Of General Interest / Cultural Studies
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242 pages
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Gossip is no trivial matter; despite its reputation, Epstein argues, it is an eternal and necessary human enterprise. Proving that he himself is a master of the art, Epstein serves up delightful mini-biographies of the Great Gossips of the Western World, along with many choice bits from his own experience. He also makes a powerful case that gossip has morphed from its old-fashioned best - clever, mocking, a great private pleasure - to a corrosive new-school version, thanks to the reach of the mass media and the Internet.

Written in his trademark erudite and witty style, Gossip captures the complexity of this immensely entertaining subject.

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