Most Dramatic Ever: The Bachelor

Most Dramatic Ever: The Bachelor

The right reasons to fall in love with The Bachelor When it debuted in 2002, The Bachelor raised the stakes of first-wave reality television, offering the ultimate prize: true love. Since then, thrice yearly, dozens of camera-ready young-and-eligibles have vied for affection (and roses) in front of a devoted audience of millions. In this funny, insightful examination of the The right reasons to fall in love with The Bachelor When it debuted in 2002, The Bachelor raised the stakes of...

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Title:Most Dramatic Ever: The Bachelor
Author:Suzannah Showler
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Most Dramatic Ever: The Bachelor
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9781770413924
Edition Language
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:140 pages pages

Most Dramatic Ever: The Bachelor Reviews

  • Brandy
    Apr 22, 2018

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

    2.5-3 Star and I think I?m too generous with my rating system. If you?re a Bachelor franchise fan then sure, read this because you?ll know the people and instances the author refers to. Some of it is funny and may give you an idea of ?behind the scenes? of the show but over...

    Ok, I dived into this book completely expecting something different. I was ready for insider info, some juicy tidbits, behind the scenes, etc. What I got was.....a wordy college essay for hipster philosophy class. I mean, this book takes itself WAY too seriously. I just want to s...

    I love fluffy books about The Bachelor franchise - they are part of the guilty-pleasure experience for me. But this is NOT a fluffy book - instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a beautifully written, razor-sharp intellectual analysis of the show and what it says about...

  • Vee
    Mar 12, 2018

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

    2.5-3 Star and I think I?m too generous with my rating system. If you?re a Bachelor franchise fan then sure, read this because you?ll know the people and instances the author refers to. Some of it is funny and may give you an idea of ?behind the scenes? of the show but over...

    Ok, I dived into this book completely expecting something different. I was ready for insider info, some juicy tidbits, behind the scenes, etc. What I got was.....a wordy college essay for hipster philosophy class. I mean, this book takes itself WAY too seriously. I just want to s...

    I love fluffy books about The Bachelor franchise - they are part of the guilty-pleasure experience for me. But this is NOT a fluffy book - instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a beautifully written, razor-sharp intellectual analysis of the show and what it says about...

    Cutting and smart at the same time it?s breezy and funny. I loved this. ...

    I was looking for another good read about one of my favorite shows. Sorry, but this read like the author's PhD dissertation. For me, too much analysis and not enough fun! ...

    I wanted in depth cultural analysis about this show from someone who is intelligent, also addicted to this terrible show, and has an interest in it that is half-ironic, half coming from a place where they are wondering about the zeitgeist of our country. This book scratched the hell ou...

  • Annie
    Aug 27, 2018

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

    2.5-3 Star and I think I?m too generous with my rating system. If you?re a Bachelor franchise fan then sure, read this because you?ll know the people and instances the author refers to. Some of it is funny and may give you an idea of ?behind the scenes? of the show but over...

    Ok, I dived into this book completely expecting something different. I was ready for insider info, some juicy tidbits, behind the scenes, etc. What I got was.....a wordy college essay for hipster philosophy class. I mean, this book takes itself WAY too seriously. I just want to s...

    I love fluffy books about The Bachelor franchise - they are part of the guilty-pleasure experience for me. But this is NOT a fluffy book - instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a beautifully written, razor-sharp intellectual analysis of the show and what it says about...

    Cutting and smart at the same time it?s breezy and funny. I loved this. ...

    I was looking for another good read about one of my favorite shows. Sorry, but this read like the author's PhD dissertation. For me, too much analysis and not enough fun! ...

    I wanted in depth cultural analysis about this show from someone who is intelligent, also addicted to this terrible show, and has an interest in it that is half-ironic, half coming from a place where they are wondering about the zeitgeist of our country. This book scratched the hell ou...

    After recently encountering some exceptionally bad writing on the American media and popular culture landscape in Elline Lipkin's book "Girls' Studies," it was particularly pleasurable to encounter some of the best pop culture criticism that I have ever read in Suzannah Showler's book...

    This book was everything I?ve ever wanted from a book about the bachelor. Don?t go looking for insider gossip here?you won?t find it. It?s more an academic look at the role the franchise has played in American culture and what it can tell us about the culture at large. It?s...

    Wanted to like this more. Good examination of the show, but the writing can occasionally be too self-indulgent. The footnotes run so rampant at one point that I nearly stopped reading. Good as the analysis often is, it?s a shame his came out before the Arie/Becca/Garrett controversie...

    I am a recent Bachelor/Bachelorette viewer so I found this cultural examination really interesting. Showler? analysis of the tropes of the show and how it plays out in modern America (and by extension Canada) was quite entertaining. It is part of ECW?s Pop Classics series. ...

    A brilliant and spectacular read. Will be using this as a model for the scholar and writer I hope to become. ...

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  • Laura
    Mar 09, 2018

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

    2.5-3 Star and I think I?m too generous with my rating system. If you?re a Bachelor franchise fan then sure, read this because you?ll know the people and instances the author refers to. Some of it is funny and may give you an idea of ?behind the scenes? of the show but over...

  • Melinda
    Nov 12, 2017

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

  • Laura
    May 04, 2018

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

    2.5-3 Star and I think I?m too generous with my rating system. If you?re a Bachelor franchise fan then sure, read this because you?ll know the people and instances the author refers to. Some of it is funny and may give you an idea of ?behind the scenes? of the show but over...

    Ok, I dived into this book completely expecting something different. I was ready for insider info, some juicy tidbits, behind the scenes, etc. What I got was.....a wordy college essay for hipster philosophy class. I mean, this book takes itself WAY too seriously. I just want to s...

    I love fluffy books about The Bachelor franchise - they are part of the guilty-pleasure experience for me. But this is NOT a fluffy book - instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a beautifully written, razor-sharp intellectual analysis of the show and what it says about...

    Cutting and smart at the same time it?s breezy and funny. I loved this. ...

    I was looking for another good read about one of my favorite shows. Sorry, but this read like the author's PhD dissertation. For me, too much analysis and not enough fun! ...

    I wanted in depth cultural analysis about this show from someone who is intelligent, also addicted to this terrible show, and has an interest in it that is half-ironic, half coming from a place where they are wondering about the zeitgeist of our country. This book scratched the hell ou...

    After recently encountering some exceptionally bad writing on the American media and popular culture landscape in Elline Lipkin's book "Girls' Studies," it was particularly pleasurable to encounter some of the best pop culture criticism that I have ever read in Suzannah Showler's book...

    This book was everything I?ve ever wanted from a book about the bachelor. Don?t go looking for insider gossip here?you won?t find it. It?s more an academic look at the role the franchise has played in American culture and what it can tell us about the culture at large. It?s...

    Wanted to like this more. Good examination of the show, but the writing can occasionally be too self-indulgent. The footnotes run so rampant at one point that I nearly stopped reading. Good as the analysis often is, it?s a shame his came out before the Arie/Becca/Garrett controversie...

    I am a recent Bachelor/Bachelorette viewer so I found this cultural examination really interesting. Showler? analysis of the tropes of the show and how it plays out in modern America (and by extension Canada) was quite entertaining. It is part of ECW?s Pop Classics series. ...

    A brilliant and spectacular read. Will be using this as a model for the scholar and writer I hope to become. ...

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  • Katharina
    Apr 10, 2018

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

    2.5-3 Star and I think I?m too generous with my rating system. If you?re a Bachelor franchise fan then sure, read this because you?ll know the people and instances the author refers to. Some of it is funny and may give you an idea of ?behind the scenes? of the show but over...

    Ok, I dived into this book completely expecting something different. I was ready for insider info, some juicy tidbits, behind the scenes, etc. What I got was.....a wordy college essay for hipster philosophy class. I mean, this book takes itself WAY too seriously. I just want to s...

    I love fluffy books about The Bachelor franchise - they are part of the guilty-pleasure experience for me. But this is NOT a fluffy book - instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a beautifully written, razor-sharp intellectual analysis of the show and what it says about...

    Cutting and smart at the same time it?s breezy and funny. I loved this. ...

    I was looking for another good read about one of my favorite shows. Sorry, but this read like the author's PhD dissertation. For me, too much analysis and not enough fun! ...

    I wanted in depth cultural analysis about this show from someone who is intelligent, also addicted to this terrible show, and has an interest in it that is half-ironic, half coming from a place where they are wondering about the zeitgeist of our country. This book scratched the hell ou...

    After recently encountering some exceptionally bad writing on the American media and popular culture landscape in Elline Lipkin's book "Girls' Studies," it was particularly pleasurable to encounter some of the best pop culture criticism that I have ever read in Suzannah Showler's book...

    This book was everything I?ve ever wanted from a book about the bachelor. Don?t go looking for insider gossip here?you won?t find it. It?s more an academic look at the role the franchise has played in American culture and what it can tell us about the culture at large. It?s...

    Wanted to like this more. Good examination of the show, but the writing can occasionally be too self-indulgent. The footnotes run so rampant at one point that I nearly stopped reading. Good as the analysis often is, it?s a shame his came out before the Arie/Becca/Garrett controversie...

    I am a recent Bachelor/Bachelorette viewer so I found this cultural examination really interesting. Showler? analysis of the tropes of the show and how it plays out in modern America (and by extension Canada) was quite entertaining. It is part of ECW?s Pop Classics series. ...

    A brilliant and spectacular read. Will be using this as a model for the scholar and writer I hope to become. ...

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  • Emily Ferko
    Oct 28, 2017

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

  • Roger Royer
    Feb 12, 2018

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

  • Todd Winther
    Mar 24, 2018

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

    2.5-3 Star and I think I?m too generous with my rating system. If you?re a Bachelor franchise fan then sure, read this because you?ll know the people and instances the author refers to. Some of it is funny and may give you an idea of ?behind the scenes? of the show but over...

    Ok, I dived into this book completely expecting something different. I was ready for insider info, some juicy tidbits, behind the scenes, etc. What I got was.....a wordy college essay for hipster philosophy class. I mean, this book takes itself WAY too seriously. I just want to s...

    I love fluffy books about The Bachelor franchise - they are part of the guilty-pleasure experience for me. But this is NOT a fluffy book - instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a beautifully written, razor-sharp intellectual analysis of the show and what it says about...

    Cutting and smart at the same time it?s breezy and funny. I loved this. ...

    I was looking for another good read about one of my favorite shows. Sorry, but this read like the author's PhD dissertation. For me, too much analysis and not enough fun! ...

    I wanted in depth cultural analysis about this show from someone who is intelligent, also addicted to this terrible show, and has an interest in it that is half-ironic, half coming from a place where they are wondering about the zeitgeist of our country. This book scratched the hell ou...

    After recently encountering some exceptionally bad writing on the American media and popular culture landscape in Elline Lipkin's book "Girls' Studies," it was particularly pleasurable to encounter some of the best pop culture criticism that I have ever read in Suzannah Showler's book...

    This book was everything I?ve ever wanted from a book about the bachelor. Don?t go looking for insider gossip here?you won?t find it. It?s more an academic look at the role the franchise has played in American culture and what it can tell us about the culture at large. It?s...

    Wanted to like this more. Good examination of the show, but the writing can occasionally be too self-indulgent. The footnotes run so rampant at one point that I nearly stopped reading. Good as the analysis often is, it?s a shame his came out before the Arie/Becca/Garrett controversie...

    I am a recent Bachelor/Bachelorette viewer so I found this cultural examination really interesting. Showler? analysis of the tropes of the show and how it plays out in modern America (and by extension Canada) was quite entertaining. It is part of ECW?s Pop Classics series. ...

    A brilliant and spectacular read. Will be using this as a model for the scholar and writer I hope to become. ...

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  • Kathleen O'Neal
    May 21, 2018

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

    2.5-3 Star and I think I?m too generous with my rating system. If you?re a Bachelor franchise fan then sure, read this because you?ll know the people and instances the author refers to. Some of it is funny and may give you an idea of ?behind the scenes? of the show but over...

    Ok, I dived into this book completely expecting something different. I was ready for insider info, some juicy tidbits, behind the scenes, etc. What I got was.....a wordy college essay for hipster philosophy class. I mean, this book takes itself WAY too seriously. I just want to s...

    I love fluffy books about The Bachelor franchise - they are part of the guilty-pleasure experience for me. But this is NOT a fluffy book - instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a beautifully written, razor-sharp intellectual analysis of the show and what it says about...

    Cutting and smart at the same time it?s breezy and funny. I loved this. ...

    I was looking for another good read about one of my favorite shows. Sorry, but this read like the author's PhD dissertation. For me, too much analysis and not enough fun! ...

    I wanted in depth cultural analysis about this show from someone who is intelligent, also addicted to this terrible show, and has an interest in it that is half-ironic, half coming from a place where they are wondering about the zeitgeist of our country. This book scratched the hell ou...

    After recently encountering some exceptionally bad writing on the American media and popular culture landscape in Elline Lipkin's book "Girls' Studies," it was particularly pleasurable to encounter some of the best pop culture criticism that I have ever read in Suzannah Showler's book...

  • Avonlea Fotheringham
    May 21, 2018

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

    2.5-3 Star and I think I?m too generous with my rating system. If you?re a Bachelor franchise fan then sure, read this because you?ll know the people and instances the author refers to. Some of it is funny and may give you an idea of ?behind the scenes? of the show but over...

    Ok, I dived into this book completely expecting something different. I was ready for insider info, some juicy tidbits, behind the scenes, etc. What I got was.....a wordy college essay for hipster philosophy class. I mean, this book takes itself WAY too seriously. I just want to s...

    I love fluffy books about The Bachelor franchise - they are part of the guilty-pleasure experience for me. But this is NOT a fluffy book - instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a beautifully written, razor-sharp intellectual analysis of the show and what it says about...

    Cutting and smart at the same time it?s breezy and funny. I loved this. ...

    I was looking for another good read about one of my favorite shows. Sorry, but this read like the author's PhD dissertation. For me, too much analysis and not enough fun! ...

    I wanted in depth cultural analysis about this show from someone who is intelligent, also addicted to this terrible show, and has an interest in it that is half-ironic, half coming from a place where they are wondering about the zeitgeist of our country. This book scratched the hell ou...

    After recently encountering some exceptionally bad writing on the American media and popular culture landscape in Elline Lipkin's book "Girls' Studies," it was particularly pleasurable to encounter some of the best pop culture criticism that I have ever read in Suzannah Showler's book...

    This book was everything I?ve ever wanted from a book about the bachelor. Don?t go looking for insider gossip here?you won?t find it. It?s more an academic look at the role the franchise has played in American culture and what it can tell us about the culture at large. It?s...

    Wanted to like this more. Good examination of the show, but the writing can occasionally be too self-indulgent. The footnotes run so rampant at one point that I nearly stopped reading. Good as the analysis often is, it?s a shame his came out before the Arie/Becca/Garrett controversie...

    I am a recent Bachelor/Bachelorette viewer so I found this cultural examination really interesting. Showler? analysis of the tropes of the show and how it plays out in modern America (and by extension Canada) was quite entertaining. It is part of ECW?s Pop Classics series. ...

    A brilliant and spectacular read. Will be using this as a model for the scholar and writer I hope to become. ...

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  • Dianna
    Mar 22, 2018

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

    2.5-3 Star and I think I?m too generous with my rating system. If you?re a Bachelor franchise fan then sure, read this because you?ll know the people and instances the author refers to. Some of it is funny and may give you an idea of ?behind the scenes? of the show but over...

    Ok, I dived into this book completely expecting something different. I was ready for insider info, some juicy tidbits, behind the scenes, etc. What I got was.....a wordy college essay for hipster philosophy class. I mean, this book takes itself WAY too seriously. I just want to s...

    I love fluffy books about The Bachelor franchise - they are part of the guilty-pleasure experience for me. But this is NOT a fluffy book - instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a beautifully written, razor-sharp intellectual analysis of the show and what it says about...

    Cutting and smart at the same time it?s breezy and funny. I loved this. ...

    I was looking for another good read about one of my favorite shows. Sorry, but this read like the author's PhD dissertation. For me, too much analysis and not enough fun! ...

    I wanted in depth cultural analysis about this show from someone who is intelligent, also addicted to this terrible show, and has an interest in it that is half-ironic, half coming from a place where they are wondering about the zeitgeist of our country. This book scratched the hell ou...

    After recently encountering some exceptionally bad writing on the American media and popular culture landscape in Elline Lipkin's book "Girls' Studies," it was particularly pleasurable to encounter some of the best pop culture criticism that I have ever read in Suzannah Showler's book...

    This book was everything I?ve ever wanted from a book about the bachelor. Don?t go looking for insider gossip here?you won?t find it. It?s more an academic look at the role the franchise has played in American culture and what it can tell us about the culture at large. It?s...

    Wanted to like this more. Good examination of the show, but the writing can occasionally be too self-indulgent. The footnotes run so rampant at one point that I nearly stopped reading. Good as the analysis often is, it?s a shame his came out before the Arie/Becca/Garrett controversie...

    I am a recent Bachelor/Bachelorette viewer so I found this cultural examination really interesting. Showler? analysis of the tropes of the show and how it plays out in modern America (and by extension Canada) was quite entertaining. It is part of ECW?s Pop Classics series. ...

    A brilliant and spectacular read. Will be using this as a model for the scholar and writer I hope to become. ...

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  • Dana
    Mar 13, 2018

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

    2.5-3 Star and I think I?m too generous with my rating system. If you?re a Bachelor franchise fan then sure, read this because you?ll know the people and instances the author refers to. Some of it is funny and may give you an idea of ?behind the scenes? of the show but over...

    Ok, I dived into this book completely expecting something different. I was ready for insider info, some juicy tidbits, behind the scenes, etc. What I got was.....a wordy college essay for hipster philosophy class. I mean, this book takes itself WAY too seriously. I just want to s...

    I love fluffy books about The Bachelor franchise - they are part of the guilty-pleasure experience for me. But this is NOT a fluffy book - instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a beautifully written, razor-sharp intellectual analysis of the show and what it says about...

    Cutting and smart at the same time it?s breezy and funny. I loved this. ...

    I was looking for another good read about one of my favorite shows. Sorry, but this read like the author's PhD dissertation. For me, too much analysis and not enough fun! ...

    I wanted in depth cultural analysis about this show from someone who is intelligent, also addicted to this terrible show, and has an interest in it that is half-ironic, half coming from a place where they are wondering about the zeitgeist of our country. This book scratched the hell ou...

    After recently encountering some exceptionally bad writing on the American media and popular culture landscape in Elline Lipkin's book "Girls' Studies," it was particularly pleasurable to encounter some of the best pop culture criticism that I have ever read in Suzannah Showler's book...

    This book was everything I?ve ever wanted from a book about the bachelor. Don?t go looking for insider gossip here?you won?t find it. It?s more an academic look at the role the franchise has played in American culture and what it can tell us about the culture at large. It?s...

    Wanted to like this more. Good examination of the show, but the writing can occasionally be too self-indulgent. The footnotes run so rampant at one point that I nearly stopped reading. Good as the analysis often is, it?s a shame his came out before the Arie/Becca/Garrett controversie...

    I am a recent Bachelor/Bachelorette viewer so I found this cultural examination really interesting. Showler? analysis of the tropes of the show and how it plays out in modern America (and by extension Canada) was quite entertaining. It is part of ECW?s Pop Classics series. ...

    A brilliant and spectacular read. Will be using this as a model for the scholar and writer I hope to become. ...

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  • Jessey Glibbery
    Mar 08, 2018

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

    2.5-3 Star and I think I?m too generous with my rating system. If you?re a Bachelor franchise fan then sure, read this because you?ll know the people and instances the author refers to. Some of it is funny and may give you an idea of ?behind the scenes? of the show but over...

    Ok, I dived into this book completely expecting something different. I was ready for insider info, some juicy tidbits, behind the scenes, etc. What I got was.....a wordy college essay for hipster philosophy class. I mean, this book takes itself WAY too seriously. I just want to s...

    I love fluffy books about The Bachelor franchise - they are part of the guilty-pleasure experience for me. But this is NOT a fluffy book - instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a beautifully written, razor-sharp intellectual analysis of the show and what it says about...

    Cutting and smart at the same time it?s breezy and funny. I loved this. ...

    I was looking for another good read about one of my favorite shows. Sorry, but this read like the author's PhD dissertation. For me, too much analysis and not enough fun! ...

    I wanted in depth cultural analysis about this show from someone who is intelligent, also addicted to this terrible show, and has an interest in it that is half-ironic, half coming from a place where they are wondering about the zeitgeist of our country. This book scratched the hell ou...

    After recently encountering some exceptionally bad writing on the American media and popular culture landscape in Elline Lipkin's book "Girls' Studies," it was particularly pleasurable to encounter some of the best pop culture criticism that I have ever read in Suzannah Showler's book...

    This book was everything I?ve ever wanted from a book about the bachelor. Don?t go looking for insider gossip here?you won?t find it. It?s more an academic look at the role the franchise has played in American culture and what it can tell us about the culture at large. It?s...

    Wanted to like this more. Good examination of the show, but the writing can occasionally be too self-indulgent. The footnotes run so rampant at one point that I nearly stopped reading. Good as the analysis often is, it?s a shame his came out before the Arie/Becca/Garrett controversie...

    I am a recent Bachelor/Bachelorette viewer so I found this cultural examination really interesting. Showler? analysis of the tropes of the show and how it plays out in modern America (and by extension Canada) was quite entertaining. It is part of ECW?s Pop Classics series. ...

    A brilliant and spectacular read. Will be using this as a model for the scholar and writer I hope to become. ...

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  • Ampersand Inc.
    Aug 14, 2018

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

    2.5-3 Star and I think I?m too generous with my rating system. If you?re a Bachelor franchise fan then sure, read this because you?ll know the people and instances the author refers to. Some of it is funny and may give you an idea of ?behind the scenes? of the show but over...

    Ok, I dived into this book completely expecting something different. I was ready for insider info, some juicy tidbits, behind the scenes, etc. What I got was.....a wordy college essay for hipster philosophy class. I mean, this book takes itself WAY too seriously. I just want to s...

    I love fluffy books about The Bachelor franchise - they are part of the guilty-pleasure experience for me. But this is NOT a fluffy book - instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a beautifully written, razor-sharp intellectual analysis of the show and what it says about...

    Cutting and smart at the same time it?s breezy and funny. I loved this. ...

    I was looking for another good read about one of my favorite shows. Sorry, but this read like the author's PhD dissertation. For me, too much analysis and not enough fun! ...

    I wanted in depth cultural analysis about this show from someone who is intelligent, also addicted to this terrible show, and has an interest in it that is half-ironic, half coming from a place where they are wondering about the zeitgeist of our country. This book scratched the hell ou...

    After recently encountering some exceptionally bad writing on the American media and popular culture landscape in Elline Lipkin's book "Girls' Studies," it was particularly pleasurable to encounter some of the best pop culture criticism that I have ever read in Suzannah Showler's book...

    This book was everything I?ve ever wanted from a book about the bachelor. Don?t go looking for insider gossip here?you won?t find it. It?s more an academic look at the role the franchise has played in American culture and what it can tell us about the culture at large. It?s...

    Wanted to like this more. Good examination of the show, but the writing can occasionally be too self-indulgent. The footnotes run so rampant at one point that I nearly stopped reading. Good as the analysis often is, it?s a shame his came out before the Arie/Becca/Garrett controversie...

    I am a recent Bachelor/Bachelorette viewer so I found this cultural examination really interesting. Showler? analysis of the tropes of the show and how it plays out in modern America (and by extension Canada) was quite entertaining. It is part of ECW?s Pop Classics series. ...

  • Rachel Reeves
    Nov 15, 2017

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

    2.5-3 Star and I think I?m too generous with my rating system. If you?re a Bachelor franchise fan then sure, read this because you?ll know the people and instances the author refers to. Some of it is funny and may give you an idea of ?behind the scenes? of the show but over...

    Ok, I dived into this book completely expecting something different. I was ready for insider info, some juicy tidbits, behind the scenes, etc. What I got was.....a wordy college essay for hipster philosophy class. I mean, this book takes itself WAY too seriously. I just want to s...

    I love fluffy books about The Bachelor franchise - they are part of the guilty-pleasure experience for me. But this is NOT a fluffy book - instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a beautifully written, razor-sharp intellectual analysis of the show and what it says about...

    Cutting and smart at the same time it?s breezy and funny. I loved this. ...

    I was looking for another good read about one of my favorite shows. Sorry, but this read like the author's PhD dissertation. For me, too much analysis and not enough fun! ...

    I wanted in depth cultural analysis about this show from someone who is intelligent, also addicted to this terrible show, and has an interest in it that is half-ironic, half coming from a place where they are wondering about the zeitgeist of our country. This book scratched the hell ou...

    After recently encountering some exceptionally bad writing on the American media and popular culture landscape in Elline Lipkin's book "Girls' Studies," it was particularly pleasurable to encounter some of the best pop culture criticism that I have ever read in Suzannah Showler's book...

    This book was everything I?ve ever wanted from a book about the bachelor. Don?t go looking for insider gossip here?you won?t find it. It?s more an academic look at the role the franchise has played in American culture and what it can tell us about the culture at large. It?s...

    Wanted to like this more. Good examination of the show, but the writing can occasionally be too self-indulgent. The footnotes run so rampant at one point that I nearly stopped reading. Good as the analysis often is, it?s a shame his came out before the Arie/Becca/Garrett controversie...

    I am a recent Bachelor/Bachelorette viewer so I found this cultural examination really interesting. Showler? analysis of the tropes of the show and how it plays out in modern America (and by extension Canada) was quite entertaining. It is part of ECW?s Pop Classics series. ...

    A brilliant and spectacular read. Will be using this as a model for the scholar and writer I hope to become. ...

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  • Alex Snider
    Dec 21, 2017

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

    2.5-3 Star and I think I?m too generous with my rating system. If you?re a Bachelor franchise fan then sure, read this because you?ll know the people and instances the author refers to. Some of it is funny and may give you an idea of ?behind the scenes? of the show but over...

    Ok, I dived into this book completely expecting something different. I was ready for insider info, some juicy tidbits, behind the scenes, etc. What I got was.....a wordy college essay for hipster philosophy class. I mean, this book takes itself WAY too seriously. I just want to s...

    I love fluffy books about The Bachelor franchise - they are part of the guilty-pleasure experience for me. But this is NOT a fluffy book - instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a beautifully written, razor-sharp intellectual analysis of the show and what it says about...

    Cutting and smart at the same time it?s breezy and funny. I loved this. ...

    I was looking for another good read about one of my favorite shows. Sorry, but this read like the author's PhD dissertation. For me, too much analysis and not enough fun! ...

    I wanted in depth cultural analysis about this show from someone who is intelligent, also addicted to this terrible show, and has an interest in it that is half-ironic, half coming from a place where they are wondering about the zeitgeist of our country. This book scratched the hell ou...

    After recently encountering some exceptionally bad writing on the American media and popular culture landscape in Elline Lipkin's book "Girls' Studies," it was particularly pleasurable to encounter some of the best pop culture criticism that I have ever read in Suzannah Showler's book...

    This book was everything I?ve ever wanted from a book about the bachelor. Don?t go looking for insider gossip here?you won?t find it. It?s more an academic look at the role the franchise has played in American culture and what it can tell us about the culture at large. It?s...

    Wanted to like this more. Good examination of the show, but the writing can occasionally be too self-indulgent. The footnotes run so rampant at one point that I nearly stopped reading. Good as the analysis often is, it?s a shame his came out before the Arie/Becca/Garrett controversie...

    I am a recent Bachelor/Bachelorette viewer so I found this cultural examination really interesting. Showler? analysis of the tropes of the show and how it plays out in modern America (and by extension Canada) was quite entertaining. It is part of ECW?s Pop Classics series. ...

    A brilliant and spectacular read. Will be using this as a model for the scholar and writer I hope to become. ...

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  • Fitzie
    Feb 13, 2018

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

    2.5-3 Star and I think I?m too generous with my rating system. If you?re a Bachelor franchise fan then sure, read this because you?ll know the people and instances the author refers to. Some of it is funny and may give you an idea of ?behind the scenes? of the show but over...

    Ok, I dived into this book completely expecting something different. I was ready for insider info, some juicy tidbits, behind the scenes, etc. What I got was.....a wordy college essay for hipster philosophy class. I mean, this book takes itself WAY too seriously. I just want to s...

    I love fluffy books about The Bachelor franchise - they are part of the guilty-pleasure experience for me. But this is NOT a fluffy book - instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a beautifully written, razor-sharp intellectual analysis of the show and what it says about...

    Cutting and smart at the same time it?s breezy and funny. I loved this. ...

    I was looking for another good read about one of my favorite shows. Sorry, but this read like the author's PhD dissertation. For me, too much analysis and not enough fun! ...

    I wanted in depth cultural analysis about this show from someone who is intelligent, also addicted to this terrible show, and has an interest in it that is half-ironic, half coming from a place where they are wondering about the zeitgeist of our country. This book scratched the hell ou...

    After recently encountering some exceptionally bad writing on the American media and popular culture landscape in Elline Lipkin's book "Girls' Studies," it was particularly pleasurable to encounter some of the best pop culture criticism that I have ever read in Suzannah Showler's book...

    This book was everything I?ve ever wanted from a book about the bachelor. Don?t go looking for insider gossip here?you won?t find it. It?s more an academic look at the role the franchise has played in American culture and what it can tell us about the culture at large. It?s...

    Wanted to like this more. Good examination of the show, but the writing can occasionally be too self-indulgent. The footnotes run so rampant at one point that I nearly stopped reading. Good as the analysis often is, it?s a shame his came out before the Arie/Becca/Garrett controversie...

    I am a recent Bachelor/Bachelorette viewer so I found this cultural examination really interesting. Showler? analysis of the tropes of the show and how it plays out in modern America (and by extension Canada) was quite entertaining. It is part of ECW?s Pop Classics series. ...

    A brilliant and spectacular read. Will be using this as a model for the scholar and writer I hope to become. ...

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  • Lauren Pierce
    Nov 25, 2017

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

  • Edie
    Jul 29, 2018

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

    2.5-3 Star and I think I?m too generous with my rating system. If you?re a Bachelor franchise fan then sure, read this because you?ll know the people and instances the author refers to. Some of it is funny and may give you an idea of ?behind the scenes? of the show but over...

    Ok, I dived into this book completely expecting something different. I was ready for insider info, some juicy tidbits, behind the scenes, etc. What I got was.....a wordy college essay for hipster philosophy class. I mean, this book takes itself WAY too seriously. I just want to s...

    I love fluffy books about The Bachelor franchise - they are part of the guilty-pleasure experience for me. But this is NOT a fluffy book - instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a beautifully written, razor-sharp intellectual analysis of the show and what it says about...

    Cutting and smart at the same time it?s breezy and funny. I loved this. ...

    I was looking for another good read about one of my favorite shows. Sorry, but this read like the author's PhD dissertation. For me, too much analysis and not enough fun! ...

    I wanted in depth cultural analysis about this show from someone who is intelligent, also addicted to this terrible show, and has an interest in it that is half-ironic, half coming from a place where they are wondering about the zeitgeist of our country. This book scratched the hell ou...

    After recently encountering some exceptionally bad writing on the American media and popular culture landscape in Elline Lipkin's book "Girls' Studies," it was particularly pleasurable to encounter some of the best pop culture criticism that I have ever read in Suzannah Showler's book...

    This book was everything I?ve ever wanted from a book about the bachelor. Don?t go looking for insider gossip here?you won?t find it. It?s more an academic look at the role the franchise has played in American culture and what it can tell us about the culture at large. It?s...

    Wanted to like this more. Good examination of the show, but the writing can occasionally be too self-indulgent. The footnotes run so rampant at one point that I nearly stopped reading. Good as the analysis often is, it?s a shame his came out before the Arie/Becca/Garrett controversie...

    I am a recent Bachelor/Bachelorette viewer so I found this cultural examination really interesting. Showler? analysis of the tropes of the show and how it plays out in modern America (and by extension Canada) was quite entertaining. It is part of ECW?s Pop Classics series. ...

    A brilliant and spectacular read. Will be using this as a model for the scholar and writer I hope to become. ...

  • Sarah Walz
    Sep 23, 2018

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

    2.5-3 Star and I think I?m too generous with my rating system. If you?re a Bachelor franchise fan then sure, read this because you?ll know the people and instances the author refers to. Some of it is funny and may give you an idea of ?behind the scenes? of the show but over...

    Ok, I dived into this book completely expecting something different. I was ready for insider info, some juicy tidbits, behind the scenes, etc. What I got was.....a wordy college essay for hipster philosophy class. I mean, this book takes itself WAY too seriously. I just want to s...

    I love fluffy books about The Bachelor franchise - they are part of the guilty-pleasure experience for me. But this is NOT a fluffy book - instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a beautifully written, razor-sharp intellectual analysis of the show and what it says about...

    Cutting and smart at the same time it?s breezy and funny. I loved this. ...

  • Andrew Battershill
    Nov 14, 2017

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

    2.5-3 Star and I think I?m too generous with my rating system. If you?re a Bachelor franchise fan then sure, read this because you?ll know the people and instances the author refers to. Some of it is funny and may give you an idea of ?behind the scenes? of the show but over...

    Ok, I dived into this book completely expecting something different. I was ready for insider info, some juicy tidbits, behind the scenes, etc. What I got was.....a wordy college essay for hipster philosophy class. I mean, this book takes itself WAY too seriously. I just want to s...

    I love fluffy books about The Bachelor franchise - they are part of the guilty-pleasure experience for me. But this is NOT a fluffy book - instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a beautifully written, razor-sharp intellectual analysis of the show and what it says about...

    Cutting and smart at the same time it?s breezy and funny. I loved this. ...

    I was looking for another good read about one of my favorite shows. Sorry, but this read like the author's PhD dissertation. For me, too much analysis and not enough fun! ...

    I wanted in depth cultural analysis about this show from someone who is intelligent, also addicted to this terrible show, and has an interest in it that is half-ironic, half coming from a place where they are wondering about the zeitgeist of our country. This book scratched the hell ou...

    After recently encountering some exceptionally bad writing on the American media and popular culture landscape in Elline Lipkin's book "Girls' Studies," it was particularly pleasurable to encounter some of the best pop culture criticism that I have ever read in Suzannah Showler's book...

    This book was everything I?ve ever wanted from a book about the bachelor. Don?t go looking for insider gossip here?you won?t find it. It?s more an academic look at the role the franchise has played in American culture and what it can tell us about the culture at large. It?s...

    Wanted to like this more. Good examination of the show, but the writing can occasionally be too self-indulgent. The footnotes run so rampant at one point that I nearly stopped reading. Good as the analysis often is, it?s a shame his came out before the Arie/Becca/Garrett controversie...

    I am a recent Bachelor/Bachelorette viewer so I found this cultural examination really interesting. Showler? analysis of the tropes of the show and how it plays out in modern America (and by extension Canada) was quite entertaining. It is part of ECW?s Pop Classics series. ...

    A brilliant and spectacular read. Will be using this as a model for the scholar and writer I hope to become. ...

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  • Marisa Carpico
    Oct 13, 2018

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

    2.5-3 Star and I think I?m too generous with my rating system. If you?re a Bachelor franchise fan then sure, read this because you?ll know the people and instances the author refers to. Some of it is funny and may give you an idea of ?behind the scenes? of the show but over...

    Ok, I dived into this book completely expecting something different. I was ready for insider info, some juicy tidbits, behind the scenes, etc. What I got was.....a wordy college essay for hipster philosophy class. I mean, this book takes itself WAY too seriously. I just want to s...

    I love fluffy books about The Bachelor franchise - they are part of the guilty-pleasure experience for me. But this is NOT a fluffy book - instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a beautifully written, razor-sharp intellectual analysis of the show and what it says about...

    Cutting and smart at the same time it?s breezy and funny. I loved this. ...

    I was looking for another good read about one of my favorite shows. Sorry, but this read like the author's PhD dissertation. For me, too much analysis and not enough fun! ...

    I wanted in depth cultural analysis about this show from someone who is intelligent, also addicted to this terrible show, and has an interest in it that is half-ironic, half coming from a place where they are wondering about the zeitgeist of our country. This book scratched the hell ou...

    After recently encountering some exceptionally bad writing on the American media and popular culture landscape in Elline Lipkin's book "Girls' Studies," it was particularly pleasurable to encounter some of the best pop culture criticism that I have ever read in Suzannah Showler's book...

    This book was everything I?ve ever wanted from a book about the bachelor. Don?t go looking for insider gossip here?you won?t find it. It?s more an academic look at the role the franchise has played in American culture and what it can tell us about the culture at large. It?s...

    Wanted to like this more. Good examination of the show, but the writing can occasionally be too self-indulgent. The footnotes run so rampant at one point that I nearly stopped reading. Good as the analysis often is, it?s a shame his came out before the Arie/Becca/Garrett controversie...

  • Juliet Desnoyer
    Sep 23, 2018

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

    2.5-3 Star and I think I?m too generous with my rating system. If you?re a Bachelor franchise fan then sure, read this because you?ll know the people and instances the author refers to. Some of it is funny and may give you an idea of ?behind the scenes? of the show but over...

    Ok, I dived into this book completely expecting something different. I was ready for insider info, some juicy tidbits, behind the scenes, etc. What I got was.....a wordy college essay for hipster philosophy class. I mean, this book takes itself WAY too seriously. I just want to s...

    I love fluffy books about The Bachelor franchise - they are part of the guilty-pleasure experience for me. But this is NOT a fluffy book - instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a beautifully written, razor-sharp intellectual analysis of the show and what it says about...

    Cutting and smart at the same time it?s breezy and funny. I loved this. ...

    I was looking for another good read about one of my favorite shows. Sorry, but this read like the author's PhD dissertation. For me, too much analysis and not enough fun! ...

    I wanted in depth cultural analysis about this show from someone who is intelligent, also addicted to this terrible show, and has an interest in it that is half-ironic, half coming from a place where they are wondering about the zeitgeist of our country. This book scratched the hell ou...

    After recently encountering some exceptionally bad writing on the American media and popular culture landscape in Elline Lipkin's book "Girls' Studies," it was particularly pleasurable to encounter some of the best pop culture criticism that I have ever read in Suzannah Showler's book...

    This book was everything I?ve ever wanted from a book about the bachelor. Don?t go looking for insider gossip here?you won?t find it. It?s more an academic look at the role the franchise has played in American culture and what it can tell us about the culture at large. It?s...

    Wanted to like this more. Good examination of the show, but the writing can occasionally be too self-indulgent. The footnotes run so rampant at one point that I nearly stopped reading. Good as the analysis often is, it?s a shame his came out before the Arie/Becca/Garrett controversie...

    I am a recent Bachelor/Bachelorette viewer so I found this cultural examination really interesting. Showler? analysis of the tropes of the show and how it plays out in modern America (and by extension Canada) was quite entertaining. It is part of ECW?s Pop Classics series. ...

    A brilliant and spectacular read. Will be using this as a model for the scholar and writer I hope to become. ...

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    ...

    ...

  • Kevin
    Mar 06, 2018

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

  • Lily
    Jul 14, 2018

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

    2.5-3 Star and I think I?m too generous with my rating system. If you?re a Bachelor franchise fan then sure, read this because you?ll know the people and instances the author refers to. Some of it is funny and may give you an idea of ?behind the scenes? of the show but over...

    Ok, I dived into this book completely expecting something different. I was ready for insider info, some juicy tidbits, behind the scenes, etc. What I got was.....a wordy college essay for hipster philosophy class. I mean, this book takes itself WAY too seriously. I just want to s...

  • JoAnn M
    Jun 02, 2018

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

    2.5-3 Star and I think I?m too generous with my rating system. If you?re a Bachelor franchise fan then sure, read this because you?ll know the people and instances the author refers to. Some of it is funny and may give you an idea of ?behind the scenes? of the show but over...

    Ok, I dived into this book completely expecting something different. I was ready for insider info, some juicy tidbits, behind the scenes, etc. What I got was.....a wordy college essay for hipster philosophy class. I mean, this book takes itself WAY too seriously. I just want to s...

    I love fluffy books about The Bachelor franchise - they are part of the guilty-pleasure experience for me. But this is NOT a fluffy book - instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a beautifully written, razor-sharp intellectual analysis of the show and what it says about...

    Cutting and smart at the same time it?s breezy and funny. I loved this. ...

    I was looking for another good read about one of my favorite shows. Sorry, but this read like the author's PhD dissertation. For me, too much analysis and not enough fun! ...

  • Rachel
    Aug 19, 2018

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

    2.5-3 Star and I think I?m too generous with my rating system. If you?re a Bachelor franchise fan then sure, read this because you?ll know the people and instances the author refers to. Some of it is funny and may give you an idea of ?behind the scenes? of the show but over...

    Ok, I dived into this book completely expecting something different. I was ready for insider info, some juicy tidbits, behind the scenes, etc. What I got was.....a wordy college essay for hipster philosophy class. I mean, this book takes itself WAY too seriously. I just want to s...

    I love fluffy books about The Bachelor franchise - they are part of the guilty-pleasure experience for me. But this is NOT a fluffy book - instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a beautifully written, razor-sharp intellectual analysis of the show and what it says about...

    Cutting and smart at the same time it?s breezy and funny. I loved this. ...

    I was looking for another good read about one of my favorite shows. Sorry, but this read like the author's PhD dissertation. For me, too much analysis and not enough fun! ...

    I wanted in depth cultural analysis about this show from someone who is intelligent, also addicted to this terrible show, and has an interest in it that is half-ironic, half coming from a place where they are wondering about the zeitgeist of our country. This book scratched the hell ou...

    After recently encountering some exceptionally bad writing on the American media and popular culture landscape in Elline Lipkin's book "Girls' Studies," it was particularly pleasurable to encounter some of the best pop culture criticism that I have ever read in Suzannah Showler's book...

    This book was everything I?ve ever wanted from a book about the bachelor. Don?t go looking for insider gossip here?you won?t find it. It?s more an academic look at the role the franchise has played in American culture and what it can tell us about the culture at large. It?s...

  • Kaylie
    May 30, 2018

    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's co...

    Vastly entertaining, especially if you?re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary. ...

    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion. ...

    I had to request for my library to purchase this book for its collection and I am so glad I did. While I think it's best if you're "in" on some of The Bachelor's lingo, jokes, and structure, Suzannah Showler does a fantastic job at guiding you through it and at least making you want to...

    Having never watched the Bachelor or any of the shows that are in the general wheelhouse of it, I figured that I would not care about this book or what the author would have to say. I am glad to say that I am wrong. The book is a critical love letter to and about not only the shows ...

    2.5-3 Star and I think I?m too generous with my rating system. If you?re a Bachelor franchise fan then sure, read this because you?ll know the people and instances the author refers to. Some of it is funny and may give you an idea of ?behind the scenes? of the show but over...

    Ok, I dived into this book completely expecting something different. I was ready for insider info, some juicy tidbits, behind the scenes, etc. What I got was.....a wordy college essay for hipster philosophy class. I mean, this book takes itself WAY too seriously. I just want to s...

    I love fluffy books about The Bachelor franchise - they are part of the guilty-pleasure experience for me. But this is NOT a fluffy book - instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a beautifully written, razor-sharp intellectual analysis of the show and what it says about...

    Cutting and smart at the same time it?s breezy and funny. I loved this. ...

    I was looking for another good read about one of my favorite shows. Sorry, but this read like the author's PhD dissertation. For me, too much analysis and not enough fun! ...

    I wanted in depth cultural analysis about this show from someone who is intelligent, also addicted to this terrible show, and has an interest in it that is half-ironic, half coming from a place where they are wondering about the zeitgeist of our country. This book scratched the hell ou...

    After recently encountering some exceptionally bad writing on the American media and popular culture landscape in Elline Lipkin's book "Girls' Studies," it was particularly pleasurable to encounter some of the best pop culture criticism that I have ever read in Suzannah Showler's book...

    This book was everything I?ve ever wanted from a book about the bachelor. Don?t go looking for insider gossip here?you won?t find it. It?s more an academic look at the role the franchise has played in American culture and what it can tell us about the culture at large. It?s...

    Wanted to like this more. Good examination of the show, but the writing can occasionally be too self-indulgent. The footnotes run so rampant at one point that I nearly stopped reading. Good as the analysis often is, it?s a shame his came out before the Arie/Becca/Garrett controversie...

    I am a recent Bachelor/Bachelorette viewer so I found this cultural examination really interesting. Showler? analysis of the tropes of the show and how it plays out in modern America (and by extension Canada) was quite entertaining. It is part of ECW?s Pop Classics series. ...

    A brilliant and spectacular read. Will be using this as a model for the scholar and writer I hope to become. ...

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