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The housewives : the real story behind The Real Housewives / Brian Moylan.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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1 current hold with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library 791.4575 MOY (Text) 33500013407416 New On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250807601
  • ISBN: 1250807603
  • Physical Description: viii, 292 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: The sky top's the limit -- Mention it all: the making of a housewife -- Bravo, bravo, fucking bravo: the fine art of selling out -- He paid for your life: Andy Cohen and the Bravolebrity machine -- I'm not a bitch, but I've played one on TV: the housewive's TV parents -- The only thing artificial about me... is this: producing the Housewives -- Don't call it a comeback, call it a takeover: how to build an empire -- Prostitution whore!: the golden age of Hosuewives -- I'm rich, bitch: how the housewives cash in (or don't)? -- You need to get a hobby: when fandom is a full-time job -- You have a little family van!: my vacation with Vicki -- I hang out with queens only: loving life at BravoCon -- Pretty is smarter than you think: housewives gone highbrow -- That's my opinion!: why we watch -- Epilogue: The future of Housewives.
Summary, etc.:
Offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Real Housewives franchise from the writer of Vulture's popular series recaps and provides an insider's perspective on the lavish lives of the reality television stars.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 April #2
    *Starred Review* Premiering in 2006, Bravo's The Real Housewives of Orange County was a look at the lives of women living in Coto de Caza, a gated community filled with million-dollar homes in sunny Southern California. The show's eight-episode run was a hit that would, in the following decade and a half, spawn nine other series in other cities (New York, Atlanta, Dallas, etc.) and countless spin offs (like Vanderpump Rules). In The Housewives, entertainment journalist and self-proclaimed Real Housewives anthropologist Moylan provides a complete history of the franchise, which thanks to interviews both on and off the record with members of the production team as well as current and former housewives is both painstakingly thorough and incredibly juicy. Though many of Moylan's references and jokes will fly over the heads of everyone but the most devoted Housewives acolytes (on the list of Ten Things a Housewife Shouldn't Do: renew wedding vows), this book's conversational tone and deep look at the history of this cultural phenomenon makes it an easy sell to anyone with even a passing interest in reality television. In the words of former Housewife Bethenny Frankel, Moylan truly "mentions it all." Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Brian Moylan is a Real Housewives anthropologist and writer for Vulture, The New York Times, The Guardian, and elsewhere.

Subject: Real Housewives television programs.
Popular culture.
Popular culture.
Real Housewives television programs.

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