Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America's Favorite Guilty Pleasure

Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America's Favorite Guilty Pleasure

The first definitive, unauthorized, behind-the-scenes cultural history of the Bachelor franchise, America's favorite guilty pleasure For fifteen years and thirty-five seasons, the Bachelor franchise has been a mainstay in American TV viewers' lives. Since it premiered in 2002, the show's popularity and relevance has only grown--more than eight million viewers tuned in to se The first definitive, unauthorized, behind-the-scenes cultural history of the Bachelor franchise, America's favorite ...

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Title:Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America's Favorite Guilty Pleasure
Author:Amy Kaufman
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Genres:Nonfiction
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America's Favorite Guilty Pleasure Reviews

  • Rebekah O'Dell
    May 01, 2018
    No, I am not ashamed of this four-star rating. This book was legitimately smart, enjoyable, and well-written ?full of behind the scenes dish I didn?t know in spite of watching seasons of unReal. This was a fun one. ...
  • Carmen Marie
    Mar 12, 2018
    3.5 Stars I've often said that I'd like to see some scholarly work written about The Bachelor franchise. I've never been a devoted fan, but I have been watching more regularly since Chris Soules's stint as the Bachelor. I watch with a critical eye, but I'm not going to lie. I also w...
  • Vanessa (splitreads)
    Mar 09, 2018
    This was a fun ride, mostly because Kaufman is a good narrator. She is authoritative/journalistic at times (aka getting us some dirt and behind-the-scenes info, teaching us some Bachelor history, walking us through what it is like to be on this show). And... she is a total fan at other...
  • Jen
    Mar 11, 2018
    3.5/5 - Rounded up, because it's a book about The Bachelor, duh. Overall, this was a quick, interesting read even if it didn't really reveal as many salacious secrets as I had hoped. I enjoyed the history behind the franchise (erect nipples on The Dating Game what?! Mall Masters - yes!...
  • Kaethe
    Aug 09, 2018
    Disclaimer: I have never watched The Bachelor nor any of it's spin offs or specials. I never think to watch something unless another family member specifically asks if I'd like to watch something with them. Otherwise I'm reading a book from my always-extensive pile in the other room. S...
  • Renee (itsbooktalk.com)
    Feb 02, 2018
    My secret is out....I'm a Bachelor Fan! Of course, my immediate family and a few friends know I love The Bachelor and Bachelorette shows but it's not something I regularly admit to watching. I know I'm not alone since I've been seeing comments for this book pop up on Goodreads from oth...
  • Vicki
    Mar 22, 2018
    This book was full of so many "real-talk" moments that had NOTHING to do with the Bachelor - so many thoughtful musings and statements about love, relationships, gender roles/expectations, and wedding culture. The parts about the creator and pre-cursors to the show dragged, but otherwi...
  • Jenny (adultishbooks)
    May 30, 2018
    A comprehensive and well-researched piece of non-fiction, I found this engaging and critical of your fave that is problematic. As someone who has a love-hate relationship with Bachelor franchise shows, I found this highly readable and informative. It's what I want any memoir about the ...
  • Ashley
    Mar 11, 2018
    I guess I set my expectations too high for this book, because my only thought when I finished reading it was ?is that it?? For a book that?s supposed to be about what happens behind the scenes of The Bachelor, it revealed surprisingly little. This could be because I regularly ...
  • Malia
    Mar 19, 2018
    Now that I've outed myself as a Bachelor viewer, I might as well embrace it and fully delve into it. You can't watch this show without being a little critical, or at least I can't. That being said, there's light-hearted snark and then there's mocking. I felt this book fell into the l...
  • Catherine
    May 10, 2018
    Great audio! She should narrate all audiobooks. ...
  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
    Aug 16, 2018
    4.0 Stars This was a super juicy and addictive exploration of the bachelor franchise. I highly recommend to any fans of the the reality tv show. ...
  • Di
    Mar 16, 2018
    I cannot believe I wasted my time to read this book. It was supposed to be a behind the scenes take on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. I did not learn anything new. It reaffirmed my thoughts that the show manipulates their contestants, and edits. No surprise. No juicy details. ...
  • Julia
    Apr 07, 2018
    The best thing about this book was that my Kindle said I had 30% left to read but thankfully I was actually at the end. I really could?ve done without the history lesson on Mike Fleiss and reality dating shows. I kept reading because I thought there would be something juicy but I lea...
  • Amy
    Apr 24, 2018
    I?m assuming anyone who has Bachelor Nation on their TBR is either a fan of the show or they ?hate? watch it like I do. If you?ve never watched the show then this book won?t appeal to you at all, but if you haven?t HOW have you escaped it?! It?s such a pop culture phenome...
  • Stephanie (That's What She Read)
    Apr 07, 2018
    This was a lot of fun. I had low expectations because I listen to a few Bachelor podcasts with contestant interviews (I know! I know!) and I thought I mostly understood the setup. Wrong! There was so much I learned from this book. Amy is a great and funny narrator. Each chapter is sepa...
  • Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
    Apr 03, 2018
    Well, now that I've outed myself as a Bachelor fan, I'll say that I was hoping for more behind the scenes gossip and drama, but unfortunately that's not what I got. The book itself was a little boring, and I found myself zoning out while reading it. ...
  • Erin *Help I’m Reading and I Can’t Get Up*
    Apr 30, 2018
    3.5 stars, rounding down because it doesn?t quite deliver on its promises. While it gives a nice look into the behind the scenes world of the bachelor, the time spent BTS is comparably unequal to the time spent doing somewhat shallow psych research on why people go on the bachelor, w...
  • Alanna Why
    Mar 13, 2018
    I skim-read this in 90 minutes at Chapters this afternoon while sipping a Starbucks tea latte because I am secretly B-A-S-I-C. I started watching The Bachelor in high school when I was very sad because watching pretty people cry can make you feel really good about yourself if you are i...
  • Tara - Running 'n' Reading
    Feb 28, 2018
    If you're reading this post, chances are high that you are a fan of The Bachelor franchise; "fan" may be an exaggeration, but this includes those of you who watch episodes and clips, here and there, so that you can snark on either The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, and their correspondi...
  • Gina Morphy
    Jul 25, 2018
    A quick and easy read. Although it may not be juicy enough for some people, Bachelor Nation provides a lot of good insight into the franchise. From initial casting secrets to manipulation by producers to the post-Bachelor fame and advertising stints, this book was enjoyable to read. It...
  • Sarah at Sarah's Book Shelves
    Feb 09, 2018
    [3.5 stars] Thank you to Dutton Books and Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book. I?m an unapologetic fan of The Bachelor and am fascinated by all the behind-the-scenes drama. So, I?m almost the perfect reader for this book (my downfall is that I already know a lot of th...
  • Amanda McGill
    Apr 23, 2018
    For full review - The Limit of Books Does Not Exist Hi, I?m Amanda and I?m a ?fan? of the Bachelor franchise. I use the term fan loosely because I mostly watch because of the drama, not for the romance. Based on everything that happened last season (with what Arie and the pr...
  • Julie
    Mar 26, 2018
    Read this review on Julie's Bookshelf I?m going to lead into this one by saying? Amy, you are HILARIOUS, like really hilarious. From page one Amy had me beyond entertained and this book read as if I was engaging in a conversation with a friend. How many times did I find myself g...
  • Robin Bonne
    Jun 28, 2018
    I went into this expecting a behind the scenes look at the production of a reality tv show, which there isn?t very much of in the book. There is a lot of info about previous contestants of the show, so a true fan of the show would probably enjoy this more than I did. ...
  • Izzie
    May 29, 2018
    Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman is an intriguing read into the behind-the-scene details of the Bachelor Franchise. Kaufman states very clearly that she is indeed part of the millions of fans who eagerly await the rose ceremony each week. But, she doesn't shy away from writing about the ...
  • HFK
    Aug 01, 2018
    I am not sure why I wanted to read Bachelor Nation. I only watched the first season of Bachelor when it aired in Finland, and hardly recall more of it other than not liking Alex Michel and knowing he would not choose Trista, who I liked much better than the chosen "good girl" whose nam...
  • Crumb
    May 01, 2018
    Grab some popcorn.. kick back.. and enjoy this guilty pleasure! Light, fun, and incredibly addictive.. especially if you are a fan of The Bachelor. Some chapters were more interesting than others.. but overall.. a fascinating glimpse into the behind-the-scenes production of The Bac...
  • Allegra Poschmann
    Apr 17, 2018
    Perhaps my expectations were too high for this book, but I expected it to be a more incisive take on the wildly popular television franchise. Instead, the book lands somewhere between editorialized non-fiction (memoir?), an armchair psychologist's fever dream and a handful of pages rec...
  • Eve
    Mar 19, 2018
    This was a fairly interesting read! I was hoping for more detailed and scandalous dirt, but the author sounds like she did her due diligence in trying to get people to open up. She conducted a ton of interviews with people who were willing to talk, and I really commend her research eff...