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Fame Junkies.

Fame Junkies.

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Published by Mariner Books .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL18433117M
ISBN 10061891871X
ISBN 109780618918713
OCLC/WorldCa154696442

Jake Halpern is the author of the book Fame Junkies. It's awards season in Hollywood. The Grammys were a week ago and next week it's the big event, the Academy Awards.   NJS: In the book Fame Junkies, they talk about a study that showed that more girls said they would want to have dinner with Jennifer Lopez or Paris Hilton than with Jesus. FORBES.

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The book culminates in Halpern’s encounter with Rod Stewart’s biggest fan, a woman from Pittsburgh who nominated the singer for Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

Fame Junkies reveals how psychology, technology, and even evolution conspire to make the world of red carpets and velvet ropes so enthralling to all of us on the outside looking by:   In many ways, the oddest of the three sections of Fame Junkies is the first, in which Halpern takes a look at the International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA), which has become, in effect, the college-board examination for young people who want to become celebrities or whose parents are pushing them in that direction/5(36).

Halpern's wonderfully interesting (and far too short) book Fame Junkies explores the world of people drawn to fame. Divided into three sections, Halpern interviews and follows a legion of wanna-be child stars and their families, a group of celebrity assistants and a clutch of die-hard fans/5.

Fame Junkies Unknown Binding – Decem out of 5 stars 2 ratings. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle 5/5(2).

The book culminates in Halpern’s encounter with Rod Stewart’s biggest fan, a woman from Pittsburgh who nominated the singer for Hollywood’s Walk of Junkies reveals how psychology, technology, and even evolution conspire to make the world of red carpets and velvet ropes so enthralling to all of Fame Junkies.

book on the outside looking in. The book culminates in Halpern s encounter with Rod Stewart s biggest fan, a woman from Pittsburgh who nominated the singer for Hollywood s Walk of Fame. Fame Junkies reveals how psychology, technology, and even evolution conspire to make the world of red carpets and velvet ropes so enthralling to all of us on the outside looking in/5().

Jake Halpern, on Mifflin $23 (p) ISBN The book culminates in Halpern's encounter with Rod Stewart's biggest fan, a woman from Pittsburgh who nominated the singer for Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Fame Junkies reveals how psychology, technology, and even evolution conspire to make the world of red carpets and velvet ropes so enthralling to all of us on the outside looking in.

"In Justine Bateman's Fame, a deeply personal book about the Family Ties actor's experience in the limelight, she reminds us that famous people are exactly that: people."--The Guardian"You've never read anything quite like this book--don't call it a memoir--by the actress/director/producer best known for her role on the '80s sitcom Family Ties.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. ) "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 : In that vein, "Fame Junkies" is a modern tale of the consequences of meaninglessness and vice.

The people represented in the book are nice and normal people (for the most part), and they are presented fairly by Halpern, but theirs are cautionary tales/5. Jake Halpern is the author of Fame Junkies: The Hidden Truths Behind America's Favorite Addiction, and Braving Home: Dispatches from the Underwater Town, the Lava-Side Inn, and Other Extreme Locales, hailed by Bill Bryson as “a splendid and engaging account of stubbornness in Modern America." Halpern has written for the New York Times, The /5(13).

The Fame Junkies, Darwin, Northern Territory. likes. Scott Murphy - Vocals/Guitar Chrissa Valanti - Vocals Scott Morse - Drums Tristian Etherington - Bass.

The information about Fame Junkies shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. The book was a main selection for the Book of the Month Club by Bill Bryson. His second book, Fame Junkies (ISBN ), considers the psychological underpinnings of celebrity obsession, and was the basis for an original series on National Public Radio's All Things Considered.

Fame junkies: the hidden truths behind America's favorite addiction / Jake Halpern. Format Book 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.

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It has come to be considered a seminal text on the. According to a new book, "Fame Junkies" by Jake Halpern, percent of teenage girls said their No. 1 career goal was celebrity assistant--just being close enough to smell the red carpet has. Fame Junkies helps us to understand how psychology, biology, technology, evolution, and profit all conspire to makes us so fixated on the famous.

About the Author Jake Halpern is the author of the critically acclaimed Braving Home and has written for the New York Times, The New Yorker, and LA Weekly, among other publications. Halpern, the author of "Fame Junkies" (Houghton Mifflin), discovered the mere topic of his book invited strong interest.

Entertainment Weekly .Fame Junkies Houghton Mifflin: January, A prismatic portrait of our national obsession with celebrity, in the tradition of Fast Food Nation and Blink.

For several years, Jake Halpern has reported on Hollywood for NPR's All Things Considered. In his new book, he explores the fascinating and often dark implications of America's obsession with fame.Fitness Junkie is a book that uses wonderful satire to depict the extremes of the fitness trends.

With this basis, Sykes and Piazza added in romance post-divorce, finding yourself comfortable in your own skin, and the extremes of what people will do for money, fame, and fortune. I thought the protagonist in /5().