50 Shocking Events You Should Know about (So You Can Impress Your Friends)

By Hallie Fryd

Zest Books, Paperback, 9780982732205, 223pp.

Publication Date: February 2012

Do you love a good scandal? This book includes 50 juicy pop culture, political, and entertainment-related scandals complete with photos, event synopses, and a look at why it went down in history and how it continues to influence us today. Other features include famous quotes and a section on where the players are now. Teens will get the dish on:
  • Milli Vanilli's lip-syncing

the Clinton-Lewinsky affair

the Biggie and Tupac murders

the Kent State shooting

the OJ Simpson Murder trial

Patty Hearst's kidnapping

And more

About the Author
Hallie Fryd is a writer living in Oakland, California. She studied history at Carnegie Mellon University and writes frequently about history and pop culture. She grew up in a Quaker suburb of Philadelphia, but dislikes weather which brought her to the temperate climate of the San Francisco Bay Area. When not writing, or trying to recount historical episodes with wild gesticulations, she works as a social media manager for the brain training company, Lumosity. Hallie is the author ofScandalous!: 50 Shocking Events You Should Know About, which was a Junior Library Guild Selection and a Foreword Reviews Gold Medal Book of the Year Winner in 2012.