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Anne Helen Petersen

Anne Helen Petersen

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Anne Helen Petersen is a senior culture writer for BuzzFeed. A former academic, Petersen received her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin, where she focused on the history of celebrity gossip. Her previous books, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud and Scandals of Classic Hollywood, were featured in NPR, Elle, and the Atlantic. She lives in Missoula, Montana.

Books by Anne Helen Petersen

Can't Even

An incendiary examination of burnout in millennials - the cultural shifts that got us here, the pressures that sustain it and the need for drastic change

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Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Sex, Deviance, and Drama from the Golden Age of American Cinema

Part biography, part cultural history, these stories cover the stuff that films are made of: love, sex, drugs, illegitimate children, illicit affairs, and botched cover-ups. But it's not all just tawdry gossip in the pages of this book.

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