Fame Junkies

Fame Junkies

The Hidden Truths Behind America's Favorite Addiction

eBook - 2007
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"For the past few years, Jake Halpern has reported on fame for NPR. This book chronicles his journey through the underbelly of Hollywood and launches a broad investigation of America's fascination with the lives of celebrities. Why are sales of magazines like US Weekly skyrocketing while news magazines are down? Why do seemingly normal, educated people pay attention to whom Paris Hilton is currently dating? Halpern visits those most stricken with the obsession: aspiring celebrities, Hollywood insiders, and die-hard fans. He also meets several high-profile celebrities, including The Edge from U2, Rod Stewart, director Ed Zwick, and numerous insiders who rarely grant interviews. He also gathers considerable psychological, sociological, and even biological research from experts about why we want to become famous, why we experience a high when we come in close contact with celebrities, and why fame changes not only celebrities but those closest to them.--From publisher description."--From source other than the Library of Congress.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2007
ISBN: 9780547527246
0547527241
Branch Call Number: EBOOK 306 H163 2007
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxix, 226 pages)

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