The Bling Ring

The Bling Ring

How A Gang of Fame-obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World

Book - 2013
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The Bling Ring by Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales is an in-depth expose of a band of beautiful, privileged teenagers who were caught breaking into celebrity homes and stealing millions of dollars worth of valuables.

With a list of victims that reads like a "Who's Who" of young Hollywood, including Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom, Paris Hilton, and Rachel Bilson, The Bling Ring is the stuff of writers' imaginations--with one exception--it's a true story.

The media asked: Why would a group of kids who already had designer clothes, money, cars, and status take such risks? Award-winning journalist Nancy Jo Sales found the answer: They did it because they could. And because it was easy.

The Bling Ring: How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World is a shocking look at the seedy world of the real young Hollywood.

Publisher: New York, NY : It Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed..
ISBN: 9780062245533
0062245538
Branch Call Number: 364.162 SAL
Characteristics: xvi, 268 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.

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epelto12
Oct 30, 2015

This book was essentially a really long article, but unlike other books I've read that are like that, this one definitely kept my interest. Sales has an interesting point of view on the scandal, and I feel that I got a full story of why the Bling Ring did what they did.

Aragon131 Jun 12, 2014

I really enjoyed this! It was a fast fun read.

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athena14
Jan 26, 2014

I'd like to read this book, but the paperback I took out reeks of marijuana.

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shilohsmom
Nov 29, 2013

Well-written and thought-provoking, this is teh best book I have read in recent years. A must read for parents, teachers and anyone interested in the decline of American society. Less about the antics of the spoiled, self-entitled brats who committed these crimes it more about what may have driven them. It's about the meteoric rise of narcissism, the effect of porn on teens, what it means to be famous, being famous vs shame-ous, and why being "hot" means more than being intellignt, talented or even more than being a mother. Every chapter provides another opportunity to reflect on what it means to be famous (and in some cases, even American) and the price we will ALL eventually pay for our indulgence amd even reverence for the new generation of self-involved, self-justifying entitled people.

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