Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America's Favorite



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  1. Crumb Crumb says:

    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 wereinteresting than others. but overall. a fascinating glimpse into the behind the scenes production of The Bachelor franchise 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 wereinteresting than others. but overall. a fascinating glimpse into the behind the scenes production of The Bachelor franchise


  2. Ashley Ashley says:

    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 read recaps and blog posts by former contestants, from which Kaufman seems to have drawn much of her material The only interviews she scored for the book were with contestants who have already been outspoken about their exp 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 read recaps and blog posts by former contestants, from which Kaufman seems to have drawn much of her material The only interviews she scored for the book were with contestants who have already been outspoken about their experiences with the franchise, like Ashley Iaconetti and Sharleen Joynt I have learned so muchabout what goes on behind the scenes of the show just from reading Sharleen s blog recaps than I learned from this disappointing book


  3. Malia Malia says:

    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 later category Kaufman is building a career as an author on the Bachelor, so I felt she was often a little too mean about everything involved in the show, including it s fans The tone of the book is a mixture of gos 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 later category Kaufman is building a career as an author on the Bachelor, so I felt she was often a little too mean about everything involved in the show, including it s fans The tone of the book is a mixture of gossip rag and the author s attempt at a feminist dissection of the show, which didn t quite work for me Also, the frequent swearing on the author s part brought down the tone of the book evenMaybe it was because I listened to the audiobook, which Kaufman narrates, I felt she had a persistently sarcastic tone, which started to grate There were some tidbits I found interesting, that the contestants cannot bring even books to the mansion the horror and that the producers are remarkably manipulative to get them to say certain things, the contract even stipulates that they are allowed to make the contestants seem unhinged I think Kaufman definitely did a considerable amount of research for this book, and I am sure she is a solid journalist, but in the end, little that was revealed struck me as very surprising It was an ok read, but I wouldn t really recommend it if you are looking for a particularly enlightening look at the show.Findreviews and bookish fun at


  4. Renee (itsbooktalk) Renee (itsbooktalk) says:

    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 others who start off by saying The Bachelor is their guilty pleasure show And a secret Well, Amy Kaufman has now put our BachelorNation obsession into coherent words with her engaging, witty book Seriously, how ha 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 others who start off by saying The Bachelor is their guilty pleasure show And a secret Well, Amy Kaufman has now put our BachelorNation obsession into coherent words with her engaging, witty book Seriously, how has this show continued season after season, weathering controversy and drama and still manages to bring in millions of viewers each episode Amy has your answers.Friends, I have to say this up frontI thoroughly enjoyed this book I read it in one sitting on a Friday evening with a large glass of wine and I had the best time As someone who s watched the show since Trista and Ryan s season, so the 2nd season and they re now on season 35 I believe, I absolutely loved reading about how the show was created a fluke and the very interesting behind the scenes details about it s creators Amy Kaufman had behind the scenes access to the show for many years until one day it vanished and she was deemed banned from all things Bachelormakes you say hmmm I loved her interviews with past contestants and her inside scoop on how the episodes are actually made I always wondered how the producers were working behind the scenes to get the girls and guys to SAY some of the things that come out of their mouthsnow I know and truly I ll never watch the show the same.What I especially liked was Amy s writing and her ability to keep the pace fast and the tone upbeat I never felt that the book ventured into gossip territory rather, I found her writing to be intelligent and informative The only part that I sort of breezed through was the chapter on the history of reality dating shows but I appreciate the background info she was providing to put The Bachelor of today into context If you re a fan, secret or otherwise, of The Bachelor Bachelorette I think you ll absolutely enjoy this book you can find all my reviews at www.itsbooktalk.com


  5. vanessa vanessa says:

    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 times I definitely flew through this on audio and enjoyed every minute I am Bachelor trash, but whatever, Kaufman gets me.


  6. Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books) Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books) says:

    Well, now that I ve outed myself as a Bachelor fan, I ll say that I was hoping forbehind 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.


  7. JULIE ☼ JULIE ☼ says:

    Read this review on Julie s BookshelfI 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 giggling you ask Well, as if it was an interruption, my dear husband asked me on one too many occasions why I was laughing while my nose was in this book It s seriously such an entertaining read.Now, if your impression is Read this review on Julie s BookshelfI 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 giggling you ask Well, as if it was an interruption, my dear husband asked me on one too many occasions why I was laughing while my nose was in this book It s seriously such an entertaining read.Now, if your impression is that this book is pushing The Bachelor agenda, you are very mistaken Amy isn t here to give you reasons why you should be watching The Bachelor Honestly though why aren t you It s great reality television Instead her aim is uncovering why we are all so infatuated with not only the series, but the message it conveys love While only six couples remain together since The Bachelor s initial season, the fairy tale love story doesn t always continue to be written long after the camera stop rolling But, boy does the short journey filled with over the top dates that we get to enjoy from our couches keep us entertained season after season Let s be real, we all just want to believe that fairy tales do come true, right It s easy to tell that Amy did extensive research in writing this book And while some of her attempts to interview past contestant were futile, I appreciate all her efforts If you are looking for an inside look and full recap on all things The Bachelor franchise, this book needs to make its way into your life Bachelor Nation offers its reader a brief history on Executive Producer Mike Fleiss and his genius idea that became the dating and relationship reality television series empire it is today Readers get an insider look into the process contestants go through from their initial application to interviewing with producers And it doesn t stop there Additionally you ll read up on contestant experiences during the filing of The Bachelor, life after, and so much .I really enjoyed the insight found in between chapters of the book titled, Why I m A Fan I loved reading the views from the celebrities that make up Bachelor Nation These celebrities range from male to female and feminist to no opinion on that topic at all I was surprised to find myself relating to so many of these individual s reasoning for tuning in Reading what has also kept others glued to their televisions was a fantastic addition We don t want to see them getting married We just want to see them getting proposed to, because the idea of someone wanting to spend the rest of their life with you is better than actually doing it Comedian Nikki Glaser, Bachelor Nation My one and only gripe was all the discussion points on similar reality TV shows While nostalgic, I failed to see the need or value this brought If anything, in my opinion, this took away from discussing the true point of the book, The Bachelor And although I felt too much time was spent on this topic, I am also left wishing can Singled Out come back Published at the end of a shocking Bachelor season this book released at such a great time I wish that I could have readon Amy s thoughts on Arie Luyendyk, Jr s season, but hey, that s what her twitter feed is for, amirite I highly recommend this book to anyone who is a sucker for reality television and the idea that true love really can be found in just three weeks time Bachelor Nation offers an interesting sociological examination of The Bachelor franchise and anyone with an interest into this franchise would benefit from picking this book up Many thanks to Amy Kaufman and Dutton for a finished copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.Blog Instagram Twitter


  8. Amy Amy says:

    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 phenomenon that I m genuinely curious.Back to hate watching, I use that term because every time I decide to tune into a new season I wind up regretting it I watched the first few seasons religiously then got bored and stopped A few y 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 phenomenon that I m genuinely curious.Back to hate watching, I use that term because every time I decide to tune into a new season I wind up regretting it I watched the first few seasons religiously then got bored and stopped A few years ago I decided to give it another chance to see if much had changed Spoiler alert, it hadn t, really you could just tell the shows budget was larger as the dates wereextravagant But this past season was SO bad that I didn t even make it past the first few episodes, one smallexample of my frustration was that the bachelor was like twelve years older than one of the front runners She was over eighteen, who cares, right It only annoyed me because it was guarded like some sort of state secret, she was the only contestant without a name attached to her bio I had to Google to find out how old she was and I was just annoyed by the whole thing, it felt like a cheap way to create drama when really, putting her age like all of the other women would ve been the right thing to do, she was clearly very young, but again NO ONE cared until it became this very noticeable difference So as you can see by my ranting, I truly do hate watch, but I really couldn t pass up an opportunity to read a book that promised juicy details and behind the scenes information about a totally addictive show Did it deliver Mostly.Kaufman is clearly well versed in all things The Bachelor related, she knows her stuff and while she did have a few juicy stories, most of what she discussed was stuff I already knew or assumed Let me clarify, there s a show called Unreal, it s a scripted series about the producers of a bachelor style show co created by a woman who used to be a producer on The Bachelor Still with me This show opened up my eyes about how much producers actually manipulate contestants into doing things on these type of reality shows Sure, it s a TV show so obviously there s some exaggeration, but my point is that some of Kaufman s reveals were less than shocking to me Now that s not to say that they weren t interesting and entertaining, but never before revealed Eh, not exactly.So what kept me turning pages Kaufman s writing style for one, I felt like I was chatting with a friend about this train wreck of a show, albeit a friend that s met most of the former cast mates, but her style really read like a laid back, gossipy conversation you would have with a buddy She is snarky and funny and this was a fast paced read, she snagged some pretty big names as far as past contestants go and her overall knowledge was impressive Read this if you re a fan of the show and don t know some of the inner workings


  9. Britany Britany says:

    I the Bachelor Bachelorette franchise Amy Kaufman had the golden ticket, she was part of the press junket that got to go behind the scenes of the Bachelor franchise until she was kicked out of the coveted circle.She starts and ends by saying how much she loves watching the show, even given the troubling light it s presented in She takes it for entertainment and she s a hopeless romantic, so ends up rooting for these couples She tells us the background of the creator, Mike Fleiss she introdu I the Bachelor Bachelorette franchise Amy Kaufman had the golden ticket, she was part of the press junket that got to go behind the scenes of the Bachelor franchise until she was kicked out of the coveted circle.She starts and ends by saying how much she loves watching the show, even given the troubling light it s presented in She takes it for entertainment and she s a hopeless romantic, so ends up rooting for these couples She tells us the background of the creator, Mike Fleiss she introduces the host Chris Harrison and then goes into how the producers orchestrate almost everything that happens Unfortunately, for most fans, I think most of this information is already out there Amy has a long list of people from the franchise that she interviewed for the book and her research is good Given how many other books are out there from previous leads and through Reality Steve I feel that this isn t dishy enough to be interesting.As a huge fan of Bachelor Nation I was disappointed in how much contempt Kaufman managed to insert into her writing She goes out of her way to say that it s not because she got kicked out of the circle, but she s just not that into the show any I call BS but it was hard to go back and forth while Kaufman decides how she really feels about this franchise Meanwhile, I ll continue to have my wine poured every Monday night as I tune in to see what happens next


  10. Alanna Why Alanna Why says:

    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 in A Bad Place Since then, I have dipped in and out of being a member of Bachelor Nation Often, I will watch only watch the show if someone else in my life happens to be watching it, a dynamic which my boyfriend h 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 in A Bad Place Since then, I have dipped in and out of being a member of Bachelor Nation Often, I will watch only watch the show if someone else in my life happens to be watching it, a dynamic which my boyfriend has said is similar to his relationship with the NHL As a casual fan who has read articles about the show on Pop Sugar and Refinery 29, I didn t learn a lot in this book that I didn t know already, since I knew going in that The Bachelor franchise is totally evil and manipulative and gross And yet, I tune in each week and have even purchased Bachelor Bingo lottery tickets in the past And have now read a whole book about The Bachelor Fuck


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