The Importance of Being Famous: Behind the Scenes of the Celebrity-Industrial Complex
"Orth is more than a historian of contemporary society's most absurd and tawdry moments; she has witnessed many of them firsthand. The Importance of Being Famous, based upon her pieces from Vanity Fair, is a rich and haunting journey among the creepiest scandals of the '90s and some of that decade's most compelling personalities..."
— Washington Post
"Orth, [Vanity Fair's] astute and briskly un-bulls***able correspondent, pulls her collection together with incisive updates on her subjects and running commentary . . . she creates an invaluable literary star map to the intersection of fame and infamy."
— Entertainment Weekly
Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History
"Breathless...a page-turner...Orth's exhaustive research and wealth of details make vulgar favors as hard to turn away from as a top-drawer horror movie....It will hook you from the first page and never let you go."
— San Francisco Chronicle
"[An] exhaustive deconstruction of Andrew Cunanan's five murders...the breadth and thoroughness of Orth's research are often staggering."
— The New York Times
"Fascinating... ripe with chilling detail...it paints a disturbing picture."
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