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The Big Book of Scandal: Trashy but True Tales from the Tawdry World's of Celebrity, High Society, Politics, and Big Business! (Paradox Press series of Big Book)

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  109 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
In the finest tradition of yellow journalism, Paradox Press plucks stories from tabloid headlines in a veritable cornucopia of sin. Among the celebrities included in this volume are Tammy Faye Bakker, Jimmy Swaggart, Heidi Fleiss, Michael Jackson, Charlie Chaplin, dozens more.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by DC Comics
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Kenny
Jun 05, 2016 Kenny rated it really liked it
A great curation of any gossip monger's wet dream. A classy collection.
Pascale
Aug 07, 2012 Pascale rated it really liked it
After seeing this book at some friends’ cabin, I was delighted to find a copy at Powell’s Book. Strange tales told in graphic novel format. Incidentally, this is the best book of the series so far.
Daniel A.
This is the first time I've read The Big Book of Scandal—as with The Big Book of the '70s by Jonathan Vankin—and in retrospect, I'm being generous; The Big Book of Scandal is a bit more of a three-and-a-half-star book. Still, it has its merits, foremost among them being its illustration of how culture has changed over the decades, and how so-called scandal is subjective, at best.

Where The Big Book of Scandal falls down the most is that it often takes too sensationalist a tone, especially where i
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J
Mar 10, 2016 J rated it it was ok
Barely readable collection of dated sensationalist crap wrapped in some occasionally decent artwork. Cutting your foot off with a rusty paring knife would almost be more enjoyable...almost...
Matimate
Feb 19, 2012 Matimate rated it it was ok
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Big bad scandals which filled tabloids for ages were presented in stories packed with nastiness of human nature. The politicians, actors and businessmen were prone do make mistakes bad ones. The sad thing is that the book is to USA centric.
HeavyReader
Aug 18, 2008 HeavyReader rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: folks who like tabloids
I read this book quite a while back and only remembered it when I pulled it off the shelf to send it out via interlibrary loan.

It's a good, quick, trashy read. It was good in the same way that People magazine is good.
Christina
May 07, 2013 Christina rated it it was amazing
Badass. never was into comics much but it's so cool to read true stories with amazing illustrations . great book for anyone to read.
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"Big Book of..." is great illustrated series on a wide variety of topics with lots of top-notch artists and authors.
Susan Haines
Aug 17, 2011 Susan Haines rated it liked it
The "Big Book" series is great fun and seem well-suited for light summer reading. Any excuse to read a comic book...
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Sep 24, 2011 Brenda Moffitt rated it really liked it
So good, it's scandalous!
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