1) Chuck Klostermann “Sex Drugs and Cocoa Puffs”
2) Jake Halpern’s “Fame Junkies”
3) Maureen Orth’s “The Importance of Being Famous”
4) Ilene Rosenzweig and Cynthia Rowley’s “Swell: A Girl’s Guide to the Good Life”
I'm looking for non-textbook books to get the students thinking about the shape and size of pop culture--how it makes us see ourselves (as consumers, as girls and boys, as members of a collective or as individuals against the grain)... and how it makes us see others in similar (or not-so-similar) ways. We're probably gonna read a little JB, too. Because he's awesome.