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The Resource The stars in our eyes : the famous, the infamous, and why we care way too much about them, Julie Klam

The stars in our eyes : the famous, the infamous, and why we care way too much about them, Julie Klam

Label
The stars in our eyes : the famous, the infamous, and why we care way too much about them
Title
The stars in our eyes
Title remainder
the famous, the infamous, and why we care way too much about them
Statement of responsibility
Julie Klam
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Celebrity fascinates and enrages us. We are simultaneously drawn to it and annoyed by the growing impact it has on our lives. From popular culture to sports to politics, the rise of celebrities and our growing appetite for them has become a near-obsession. Love them or hate them, celebrities and celebrity are everywhere. In The Stars in Our Eyes, bestselling author Julie Klam explores the many facets of celebrity: what it is, why it attracts us, and why that matters. What she learns is enlightening and alarming, eye-opening and entertaining. Once the province of the accomplished--the rich, the powerful, and the talented--celebrity and its rules today are volatile and shifting daily. Movie stars, once the gold standard of celebrity, are being nudged aside by reality-TV participants, sex-tape entrepreneurs, and wannabe YouTube stars. As our attention spans shorten, more of us than ever are grasping tor our chance at fame. With insight and humor, Klam dives deep into the murky waters of celebrity to help us understand this cultural tsunami. Along the way she explains what makes a celebrity, examines the challenges and opportunities that confront them, and speaks to celebrities who've had to contend with fame. The result is a perceptive, funny, and eye-opening book that holds up a mirror to our fixation with celebrity as it reflects fundamental truths about who we really are."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Klam, Julie
Dewey number
306.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
BJ1470.5
LC item number
.K49 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fame
  • Celebrities
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Celebrities
  • Fame
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
Label
The stars in our eyes : the famous, the infamous, and why we care way too much about them, Julie Klam
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Fade in -- What we talk about when we talk about celebrities -- Child stars: the good, the bad, and the ugly -- The wisdom of not believing your own hype -- The game plan for creating a star -- The flame of celebrity: don't get too close -- A love-hate conversation about the artist -- The way we were and are: celebrity then and now -- My evolving relationship with Jennifer Aniston -- Incredible injectibles: finding the line in the celebrity sand -- Reality bites -- The sordid spectrum of celebrity scandal -- On location -- The shelf life of a celebrity athlete -- Remember my name -- Fade out
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9781594631368
Lccn
2016039409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn982248089
  • (OCoLC)982248089
Label
The stars in our eyes : the famous, the infamous, and why we care way too much about them, Julie Klam
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Fade in -- What we talk about when we talk about celebrities -- Child stars: the good, the bad, and the ugly -- The wisdom of not believing your own hype -- The game plan for creating a star -- The flame of celebrity: don't get too close -- A love-hate conversation about the artist -- The way we were and are: celebrity then and now -- My evolving relationship with Jennifer Aniston -- Incredible injectibles: finding the line in the celebrity sand -- Reality bites -- The sordid spectrum of celebrity scandal -- On location -- The shelf life of a celebrity athlete -- Remember my name -- Fade out
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9781594631368
Lccn
2016039409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn982248089
  • (OCoLC)982248089

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