not merely superfluous, but ridiculous
this post was originally published on my Goodreads account.
Excellent reporting from Bill Carter doesn’t hide the extreme triviality of this book, in the larger scope of things. But as a way to pass the week, it’s interesting and gossipy enough to hold the attention. It’s always fascinating to me when smart people begin to do extremely dumb things, and Carter is able to document the decision-making process of everybody involved with such precision that you can see how the fallout became so public, and how a group of people basically responsible for making their network look popular and well-run managed to fail on basically every level. If you remember the struggles over The Tonight Show from the end of the last decade and want to know more about what was going on behind the scenes, this book is worth your time. If you’re not, it doesn’ bring too much else to the table.