Gossip: The Untrivial Pursuit

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.

Product Overview
ISBN 9780547844596
Categories BX, History, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Humanities
Author(s) Epstein, Joseph
Publisher Mariner Books
Pages 242
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13.2cm x 1.8cm x 20.3cm
Weight 0.23 kg