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CRUSH - Writers Reflect on Love, Longing and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush

Cathy Alter

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A star-studded collection of essays from acclaimed and bestselling authors and celebrities that illuminates the lasting power of desire and longing, and celebrates our initiation into the euphoria, pain, and mystery that is our first celebrity crush. You never forget your first crush . . . CRUSH brings together stories of heartbreak, humiliation, and hilarity from a roster of popular luminaries, including James Franco, Carrie Fisher, Stephen King, Roxane Gay, Jodi Picoult, Emily Gould, and Hanna Rosin, who share intimate memories of that first intense taste of love. Here are funny, whimsical, sometimes cringe-worthy tales of falling head over heels for River Phoenix, Mary Tyler Moore, Howard Cosell, Jared Leto, and a host of other pop culture icons. A few contributors channeled their devotion into obsessively writing embarrassing fan letters. Some taped pics in school lockers. Others decorated their bedroom walls with posters. For tweenaged Karin Tanabe, it was discovering bad boy Andy Garcia-playing the gun-loving mobster Vincent Corleone in The Godfather III. Barbara Graham unsuccessfully staked out an apartment on Park Avenue for a glimpse of her blue-eyed soulmate, Paul Newman. There was only one puppy for six-year-old Jodi Picoult-Donny Osmond-while Jamie Brisick's pre-teen addiction was Speed Racer. Swoon-worthy and unforgettable, the essays in CRUSH will leave you laughing, make you cry, and keep you enthralled-just like your first celebrity crush.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dave Singleton, Kaleo Griffith, Lynde Houck

Length:

8h 19m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:47


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

36:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

12:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

33:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

16:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

45:37


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

10:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:50


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:14