FROM THE BOOK JACKET: 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, Ive 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 its such an important part of life today.

Image result for Julie KlamAUTHOR INFO: Julie Klam is the New York Timesbestselling author of You Had Me at Woof, Love at First Bark, Friendkeeping, and Please Excuse My Daughter. Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including O: The Oprah Magazine, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times Magazine. She lives in New York City.

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