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Sandy dozen: 12 site-specific beach reads

By: Matt Hickman on May 25, 2011, 7:12 a.m.
crowded beach boardwalk

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Seaside Heights, N.J.

Book:A Shore Thing” by Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (2011)

Beach: Seaside Heights, N.J.

Publisher’s description: “Giovanna ‘Gia’ Spumanti and her cousin Isabella ‘Bella’ Rizzoli are going to have the sexiest summer ever. While they couldn’t be more different — pint-size Gia is a carefree, outspoken party girl and Bella is a tall, slender athlete who always holds her tongue — for the next month they’re ready to pouf up their hair, put on their stilettos, and soak up all that Seaside Heights, New Jersey, has to offer: hot guidos, cool clubs, fried Oreos, and lots of tequila …”

Afterword: The author and the book description pretty much say it all. If you wouldn’t be caught dead reading this Pulitzer Prize-contender from "Jersey Shore" "star" Snooki in public, simply swap book jackets with something much more respectable, say “Aerotropolis” or “Oceana” and read sans self-consciousness. Or, just read it on the actual Jersey Shore where no one will bat an eyelash at your choice of reading materials. Besides, there’s a good chance they’ll be too busy digesting the literary works of JWOWW or The Situation to notice.