I read his previous book, Braving Home, as well, and immensely enjoyed his writing style.
Peppered throughout the book are studies and theories to explain the sometimes strange behavior of his sources.
We'd all be happier if we stayed content with being good people who find the simple things in life enough.
I like how many different kind of people Halpern talks to, from all over the fame industry. Some of the psychology/physiology behind the phenomenon felt a little forced though.Published 3 months ago by Noodles Bhai
I liked this book and the message it sends. I purchased to additional copies for my sons because I thought it would be beneficial in their particular fields of work.Published 7 months ago by A Reader
This book evokes one question - why do people want to become famous? The author discovers that most people don't want to be famous for doing something important - the fame itself... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
Loved the book, one of the first books we had to read in my English class. gave us an inner look on glam and hollywoodPublished 15 months ago by Avril
In tandem with a couple of other books on celebrity, I found this book quite helpful. It's basically a journalistic effort, and it puts a face on a lot of the statistics in other... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Dardopete
Review by Jill Williamson
As a former fame junkie, the moment I saw this title, I had to buy this book. Read more
This incoherent mess of a book is from a supposedly intellectual guy who came up with what he thought was a clever idea to sell to editors (why we like fame) and then brought... Read morePublished on June 22, 2011 by Mediaman
Fame junkies is a book from my mass communications and journalism class this year at Fresno State. The book investigates the obsession that Americans have with the rich and famous. Read morePublished on February 5, 2011 by A. Telloian
The first thing you will notice about this book is that it is NOT (thankfully) armchair conjecture. It's closer to muckraking journalism. Read morePublished on July 19, 2010 by Mary Jo Mathew