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In one worrisome prediction, Pozner posits that antidepressants or other medications could be next to be shilled on these shows, which is a troubling vision of the future.

Pozner is one of my favorite new books!

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The Bachelor is clearly a himbo who has had his rdality down the throats of 24 other available women and who may or may not have domestic abuse charges under his belt read the book to discover how producers failed to perform effective and thorough background checks in reality tv dating show participants. I think this book might have been better if the author was actually a fan and actually got a bit emotional when Tila said goodbye to dani.

I am also a person with moderate intelligence who can easily pick out the manipulative editing, set-ups, and product placements on my own. She also doesn’t get preachy and tell you: The author uses this phrase repeatedly. You’ve successfully reported this review.

The title should be at least 4 characters long. My before reading comments- This is what I believe: Take them with you when you engage in reality tv or any kind of media.

As a regular reality tv viewer I figured this might be a good read. She often repeated the same point over and over. Oct 22, Sarra rated it really liked it. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. But jennife I should have.

The not so subtle subtext of feminism and liberal social justice ruined what could have been a very interesting read for me. To be absolutely fair, she did seem to be trying to direct that derisiveness towards men engaged in pimping rather than the sex workers themselves, but it didn’t always seem to be hitting that mark.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Firefly had a strong following and was canceled while show like Apprentice with low numbers are renewed year after year. The last straw was when the the author repeatedly refers to ‘transgender’ as a sexual orientation as in the phrase “sought love among a pool of straight, gay, bisexual, and transgender men”. There was nothing particularly new or enlightening about the book, nor even things we already knew told in a way that made it seem new ala Neil Postman; all in all, a solid book, but not one likely to impart anything you didn’t already know before.

And the best part is that this book is funny as well as engaging about racism, sexism, homophobia, class, and more. All social, academic, professional, and political gains women have made in this country – suffrage, legality and availability of contraceptives. Every body is different. What has a decade of reality TV taught us about women and men, race and class, love and sex, beauty and violence, advertising and consumption, and more?

Which sums up so much of my fear about media and the ways that women are depicted – we do not see ourselves as having agency, intelligence, or inherent worth outside of our looks and our relationships with men.

We appreciate your feedback. Reality TV shows are just hour long, low budget commercials, not to mention the embedded cultural stereotypes spoon fed to viewers that passively ingest into their psyches. But, I figured it was mostly harmless and “mindless fun” for those who enjoyed it.

She isn’t holier than thou.

I would still encourage everyone – especially those interested in media literacy and those who love unscripted television – to read it. Implying that Scherzinger is a sex worker? To ask other readers questions about Reality Bites Backplease sign up. However, the book seemed a bit scatter brained in organization.


Definitely reads academic and pretty beauty myth basic. Mostly I just had an “It’s not really my thing.

There is product placement in these shows which sponsors pay up to 2 million per show. The fact that the wo I’m not much of a reality tv fan. It’s clearly not aimed at me a film studies minor and avowed feminist so I tried to ignore the glib, flippant tone, which I assume is the author’s attempt to engage people who watch reality TV uncritically and avoid charges of taking it all too seriously, but it shaded into patronizing once too often for my tolerance. Account Options Sign in.

Unfortunately, that chapter was the only one that contained something truly new.

Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV

Jan 05, Jess rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 12, Shannon rated it it was ok. I really, really wanted to like this book. I’m not much of a reality tv fan. However, major props for the final two chapters; it’s one thing to be aware of an issue and another thing entirely to actually do something about it.

For example taking a woman on a dating show saying “I really love hot coffee first thing in the morning. However, this is no more useful or acceptable – which is to say, not I’ve been going back and forth on my rating for this. I look forward to reading Jenn’s next book, no matter what it is about.