This book is a thought-provoking and disturbing examination of the obsession with fame (and those who are famous) that seems to be more and more common in today’s society. The author covers a wide variety of fame-related topics that he believes are plaguing our current culture and behavior: narcissism, phony self-esteem, false sense of belonging, basking in reflected glory, addiction, loneliness, and something he refers to as para-social relationships. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who works with, owns, or acts like a teen. : )With the ever-increasing commodification of the self standing as this generation’s (Generation MySpace ?) most obvious challenge, this book is a timely wake-up call.

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