If reality television is a disaster, Jennifer Pozner (founder of Women In Media & News) is its forensic investigator: making sense out of seemingly harmless shows like American Idol, The Bachelor, America’s Next Top Model, Flavor of Love, and others. With stellar, absorbing insight, she teases apart the decade-long history of reality television, examining its impact on our culture, its toxic messages, and how and why it has come to dominate the airwaves. Startlingly progressive, Pozner leaves no stereotype untouched: from blacks, to women, to gays, and to less-talked about (but no less important) minorities like transgendered people and Asian-Americans, she argues that reality television thrives and persists on the ugliest, most bigoted stories unscrupulous television producers have to sell. Funny, poignant, and seriously educational, Reality Bites Back is required reading for everyone living in the era of “reality” television. - Jennie
One of the perks of working in a bookstore is the privilege of reading books long before they're published. Because of this, our staff has read advance copies of books that went on to become mega-bestsellers — titles like Twilight, The Fault in Our Stars, The Hunger Games and many others — all before they reached the general public's radar.
Interested in reading books before they're published? If you're between the ages of 12 and 17, consider joining B.I.T. (Before It's Trendy). You'll get access to advance reading copies, and in return write brief recommendations for books you love. If your recommendation is published, not only will it be placed in our teen section and around the bookstore, but you'll also receive Changing Hands trade credit!
So what's the catch? We have a limited number of books, and therefore a limited number of spots. Stop by Changing Hands to pick up an application today. (Applications must include a 100-word review of your favorite book.)