Live, Real, And On TV Before The Crackup

“The genre that VH1 calls celebreality has taken up the slack where F. Scott Fitzgerald left off: rich party people making one heroic stab at being human and then — spectacularly — losing it all. One difference between reality television and novels, however, is that these television personalities have flesh-and-blood lives offstage. They have, in other words, something to lose that Gatsby did not.”