The Stars in Our Eyes

The Stars in Our Eyes

The Famous, the Infamous, and Why We Care Way Too Much About Them

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Penguin Putnam
From bestselling author Julie Klam comes a lively and engaging exploration of celebrity: why celebrities fascinate us, what it means to be famous today, and why celebrities are so important.

“When I was young I was convinced celebrities could save me,” Julie Klam admits in The Stars in Our Eyes, her funny and personal exploration of fame and celebrity. As she did for subjects as wide-ranging as dogs, mothers, and friendship, Klam brings her infectious curiosity and crackling wit to the topic of celebrity. As she admits, “I’ve always been enamored with celebrities,” be they movie stars, baseball players, TV actors, and now Internet sensations. “They are the us we want to be.” Celebrities today have a global presence and can be, Klam writes, “some girl on Instagram who does nude yoga and has 3.5 million followers and a Korean rapper who posts his videos that are viewed millions of times.”

In The Stars in Our Eyes, Klam examines this phenomenon. She delves deep into what makes someone a celebrity, explains why we care about celebrities more than ever, and uncovers the bargains they make with the public and the burdens they bear to sustain this status. The result is an engaging, astute, and eye-opening look into celebrity that reveals the truths about fame as it elucidates why it’s such an important part of life today.

Baker & Taylor
The best-selling author of You Had Me at Woof presents a lively exploration of modern celebrity that examines why celebrities fascinate us, what it means to be famous in the modern world and why celebrities are an important part of life today.

Baker
& Taylor

An exploration of modern celebrity examines why celebrities fascinate the average person, what it means to be famous in the modern world, and why celebrities are an important part of life today.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781594631368
1594631360
Branch Call Number: 306.4 KLA
Characteristics: 222 pages ; 22 cm

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