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The Stars in Our Eyes - The Famous, the Infamous, and Why We Care Way Too Much About Them-logo

The Stars in Our Eyes - The Famous, the Infamous, and Why We Care Way Too Much About Them

Julie Klam

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, a thirteen-year-old 'viner,' 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.

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, a thirteen-year-old 'viner,' 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.
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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, a thirteen-year-old 'viner,' 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.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 47m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:10


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:56


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:13


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:37


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:58


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:04


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:48


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:06


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:17


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:48


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:00


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:09


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:41


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:49


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:11


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:52


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

00:31