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A full (good) season of Jersey Shore in book form
on June 13, 2012
There are so many terrible, terrible books out there (the Virgin Bride of the Decaying Billionaire Tycoon-whatever series found at your local supermarket, anyone?), so why must everyone pick on this one? Because Snooki "wrote" it and Jersey Shore has become a cultural punchline we love to loathe. Gorilla Beach is exactly what the goofy, bright cover promises it to be: a fun, lighthearted book full of strange characters, crazy capers and punchy dialogue. I can assure you that Snooki did not write it: the brisk pace, clever details, self-aware diction and neat tying up of most loose ends point to an efficient and experienced ghostwriter. It reads like a full season of Jersey Shore all tied up in a great beach blanket read. If this isn't your cup of tea, so be it. For JS fans, it's a fun, sugary frolic, and that's all it's ever claimed to be.