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The Bling Ring : How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped off Hollywood & Shocked the World - Nancy Jo Sales

The Bling Ring

How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped off Hollywood & Shocked the World

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Published: 23rd May 2013
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The True Story That Inspired the Sofia Coppola Film

It's 19 September 2010, and 21-year-old Rachel Lee has emerged from Los Angeles Superior Court, having just been sentenced to four years behind bars.

A few months earlier, she had been running the Bling Ring: a gang of rich, beautiful, wild-living Valley teens who idolised celebrity, designer labels and luxury brands. Who, in 2009, became the most audacious thieves in recent Hollywood history.

In a case that has shocked America, the seven schoolfriends stole millions of dollars' worth of clothing, jewellery and possessions from the sprawling mansions of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom, among others -- using gossip websites, Google Earth and Twitter to aid their crimes.

But what made these kids--all of whom already enjoyed designer clothes, money, cars and social status--gamble with their lives at such high stakes?

Journalist Nancy Jo Sales, the author of VANITY FAIR's acclaimed exposé of the Bling Ring, gained unprecedented access to the group to answer that question. In the process she uncovered a world of teenage greed, obsession, arrogance and delusion that surpassed her wildest expectations.

Now, for the first time, Sales tells their story in full. Publishing to tie into Sofia Coppola's film of the same name, this is a fascinating look at the dark and seedy world of the real young Hollywood.

About the Author

Nancy Jo Sales is an award-winning journalist whose acclaimed Vanity Fair piece, 'The Suspects Wore Louboutins', forms the basis for the Sofia Coppola film The Bling Ring, starring Emma Watson. The film, for which Nancy Jo acted as a consultant, is due for release in 2013. Sales has written for Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Vibe and People, among many other publications. She lives in New York City.

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well written

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  • Easy To Read
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    this is a fantastic read from start to finish,reveals some things you may not know about some stars
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    great read

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    from wodonga

    About Me Bookworm

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Informative
    • Page-Turner
    • Well Written

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      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Older Teenage Readers
      • Travel Reading

      loved this book from when i first started reading it,who would think stars would leave their house key under their front mat.
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      'For a satire on America's modern day celebrity culture, The Bling Ring is hard to beat.' The Guardian 'With its depth of insight into extremes of shallowness, and its human scale, reads like a minor classic of our times.' The Observer 'Jaw-dropping' **** Star

      ISBN: 9780007518227
      ISBN-10: 0007518226
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 288
      Published: 23rd May 2013
      Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
      Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0  x 1.9
      Weight (kg): 0.21