Encyclopedia of Guilty Pleasures

1,001 Things You Hate to Love

What do Neil Diamond, Touched by an Angel, Pamela Anderson, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, White Castle hamburgers, Benny Hill, Thomas Kinkade, and the song “You Light Up My Life” have in common? They’re all guilty pleasures-and they’re all celebrated in this massive A-to-Z encyclopedia.

Authors Sam Stall, Lou Harry, and Julia Spalding have unearthed fascinating trivia about literature (Valley of the Dolls, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue), television (The Real World, Land of the Lost), fashion (Members Only jackets, the WonderBra), and more. Every page features a sophisticated two-column design and handy guide words for quick at-a-glance reference. Best of all, we’ve illustrated 100 of the guiltiest pleasures with the same portrait style used by the Wall Street Journal.

Complete with 1,001 entries, it’s the ultimate guide to everything you hate to love!

SAM STALL pleads guilty to enjoying Fantasy Island, Bloomin’ Onions, and the artwork of Boris Vallejo.

LOU HARRY has mastered the Electric Slide and collects Hummel figurines.

JULIA SPALDING is a fan of Sweet Valley High novels, Clinique Pore Minimizer Makeup, and “Designer Imposters.”

KEVIN SPROULS is the Wall Street Journal portrait artist who created the WSJ portrait style.

  • Available as an ebook
  • ISBN: 
    9781931686549
  • Book Dimensions: 
    5 1/2 x 7
  • Page Count: 
    320
  • Release Date: 
    November 1, 2004