How to Become a Scandal

Adventures in Bad Behavior by Laura Kipnis

  • Published: Aug 14, 2020

We all relish a good scandalthe larger the figure (governor, judge) and more shocking the particulars (diapers, cigars)the better. But why do people feel compelled to act out their tangled psychodramas on the national stage, and why do we so enjoy watching... read more

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Exact title of the book
How to Become a Scandal
Book author
Laura Kipnis
ISBN
9781429930659
Publisher
Henry Holt and Co.
Published
Aug 31, 2010
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
Pages
224
File size (in PDF)
2016 kB

Some brief overview of book

We all relish a good scandalthe larger the figure (governor, judge) and more shocking the particulars (diapers, cigars)the better. But why do people feel compelled to act out their tangled psychodramas on the national stage, and why do we so enjoy watching them, hurling our condemnations while savoring every lurid detail? With "pointed daggers of prose" (The New Yorker), Laura Kipnis examines contemporary downfall sagas to lay bare the American psyche what we desire, what we punish, and what we disavow.

She delivers virtuoso analyses of four paradigmatic cases a lovelorn astronaut, an unhinged judge, a venomous whistleblower, and an over-imaginative memoirist. The motifs are classicrevenge, betrayal, ambition, madnessthough the pitfalls are ones we all negotiate daily. After all, every one of us is a potential scandal in the making failed self-knowledge and colossal self-deceptionthe necessary ingredientsare our collective plight.

In How to Become a Scandal, bad behavior is the entry point for a brilliant cultural romp as well as an anti-civics lesson. "Shove your rules," says scandal, and no doubt every upright citizen, deep within, cheers the transgressionas long as it's someone else's head on the block.

About author

Kipnis is the author of Against Love A Polemic and The Female Thing Dirt, Sex, Envy, Vulnerability, which have been translated into fifteen languages. She is a professor in the Department of RadioTVFilm at Northwestern University, has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, and has contributed to Slate, Harper's, The Nation, and The New York Times Magazine. She lives in New York and Chicago.

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