Culture Clash: Jersey Shore
Try as you may to avoid it, this Jersey Shore thing just isn’t going away. So what’s the deal? inReads offers a couple takes on what it might say about us:
The Genius of Jersey Shore
Admit it. You’re jealous of the Jersey Shore crew. You probably don’t realize it because your jealousy is so covered up by layers of disgust, annoyance and nausea that it’s actually subconscious by this point. But you are and here’s why:
Because the deeply tanned, highly intoxicated, mostly foul-mouthed twentysomething “stars” of MTV’s breakout reality show smash hit, Jersey Shore, are, most likely, making more money than you. And by “more money,” I mean they’re totally and completely blowing you out of the water.
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Is Snooki Ruining Literature?
… as you walk in the door, the smiling faces of Snooki, Bethenny Frankel, and Lauren Conrad stare at you from their glossy covers on the front display tables.
Of course, if you are a bibliophile you may not know who these women are and you may not care. Or perhaps you’ve screened an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians or you close your blinds to watch a weekly episode, guilty-pleasure-style, of one of the many regional Real Housewives programs. Either way, it begs the question: why are these stars’ books getting the best retail real estate in bookstores when they are emphatically not writers?
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