The Stars in Our Eyes
The Famous, the Infamous, and Why We Care Way Too Much About ThemBook - 2017
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. Julie Klam explores the many facets of celebrity: what it is, why it attracts us, and why that matters. 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 for our chance at fame. Klam explains what makes a celebrity, examines the challenges and opportunities that confront them, and speaks to celebrities who've had to contend with fame.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: 306.4 K63s
Characteristics: 222 pages ; 22 cm