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Ben Mandelker's B-Side Look At 'Reality'

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Ben Mandelker loves reality television.

His website, B Side Blog, is the home for his musings on this love affair (a few scripted shows get some love too.) It makes sense that the colorful writer was tapped by Anna David (LAist Interview) to write one of the essays in her new book, Reality Matters.

Mandelker's piece was on "Big Brother," a show that he's regularly consumed and been regularly consumed by.

Tonight at 8:00pm, Mandelker will join David and more of the book's authors in addition to those they've written about at Les Deux in Hollywood. Reality stars Jennifer Gimenez (”Sober House,”) Charlie O'Connell (”The Bachelor,”) and Will Gilbert (”The Real World: Hollywood”) will join scribes Neil Strauss (”The Game”), John Albert, and Wendy Merrill for readings, anecdotes and discussion.

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LAist had a chance to talk with Mandelker about reality, reality and reality.