Praise for The Bling Ring

"Shocking, Salacious, captivating" - Refinery 29

"Absolutely terrific" - The Awl

"A great piece of crime reportage" - The New York Observer

"Sales [is] a superlative reporter" - People

"A minor classic for our time" - The Guardian, Tim Adams

"For a satire on America's modern day celebrity culture, The Bling Ring is hard to beat" - The Guardian, Hadley Freeman

"Brilliant" - Grazia Daily

Reviews

The Awl
Your Smart-Person Beach Read Arrived Early: "The Bling Ring"
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The National Post of Ireland
The Bling Ring presents a set of celebrity victim crimes for our times à la Bonnie and Clyde
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The New York Observer
The Bling Ring: Nancy Jo Sales
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The Guardian
The Bling Ring by Nancy Jo Sales - review
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The London Review of Books
So Many Handbags, So Little Time
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The Guardian
The Bling Ring by Nancy Jo Sales - second review
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Interviews

Vanity Fair
Nancy Jo Sales on Her New Book, The Bling Ring, and Why the Band of Teenage Thieves Stole Miranda Kerr's Underwear
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The New York Times
Stealing Fame: Sofia Coppola's 'Bling Ring' Delves Into Celebrity Obsession
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The Washington Post
The Bling Ring: Nancy Jo Sales talks us through the crime timeline
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Forbes
Nancy Jo Sales On 'The Bling Ring' And The Trouble With Our Fixation On Fame
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The Atlantic Wire
Why Sofia Coppola Couldn't Make 'The Bling Ring' Without Journalism
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Paper
Writer Nancy Jo Sales on the "Bling Ring" and our Unhealthy Obsession with Celebrity Culture
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Refinery 29
The Woman Who Uncovered The Bling Ring Spills All
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RoryRoselyn Interviews Nancy Jo Sales
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Summary of The Bling Ring

Between 2008 and 2009, a group of teenagers from the Valley robbed the homes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom, and other members of Young Hollywood. Tracking the stars' whereabouts through celebrity websites and Twitter postings, the kids entered their residences and, as they called it, went "shopping." They were enormously successful, evading detection for nearly a year and stealing over $3 million in goods. They wanted the stars' designer clothes, their jewelry, luggage and art but more than that they wanted proximity to their idols - which they seemed to believe was not only within their reach, but their right. Their brazenness shocked even LAPD detectives, who found no precedent for a burglary ring targeting celebrities in the history of Hollywood. The story of the Bling Ring - the basis for the Sofia Coppola film The Bling Ring (June 14, 2013 ) - is one of those rare tales that hits the Zeitgeist in its bullseye, raising questions about who we are as a culture: about our unbridled obsession with celebrity; the changing nature of celebrity in an age of Facebook, Twitter and reality television; and whether the narcissism and materialism on display in much of popular culture has a damaging effect on kids. The Bling Ring: How A Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World (Harper Collins It Books, May 21, 2013) asks and answers these questions and more.

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