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Very Important People: Status and Beauty in the Global Party Circuit Hardcover – Illustrated, 1 November 2020

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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press; 1st edition (1 November 2020)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0691168652
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0691168654
  • Dimensions : 15.24 x 2.54 x 23.5 cm
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"Ashley Mears's page-turning account of the VIP global party circuit is simply terrific. In a snappy narrative, Mears takes readers into a world that is equal parts thrilling and heartbreaking, doused with moments that are by turn laugh-out-loud funny and tragically sad. No one but Mears could have written this book. The research is heroic and fearless, and the access it required was nearly impossible." - David Grazian, author of On the Make: The Hustle of Urban Nightlife
 
"A rich exposé of the elite party circuit written in a lively style, Very Important People is like a night out on the town with a glamorous, insightful guide." - James Farrer, coauthor of Shanghai Nightscapes: A Nocturnal Biography of a Global City
 

About the Author

Ashley Mears is associate professor in the Department of Sociology and in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Boston University. She is the author of Pricing Beauty: The Making of a Fashion Model. Her writings have appeared in the New York Times, Elle, and other publications. She lives in Boston.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly readable
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4.0 out of 5 stars Better than average, not my fav this year
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5.0 out of 5 stars Get behind the VIP scene with this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars The hustlers and dreamers who help the elite party
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