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. 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.
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by Richard A. Lambert
by Tom Young
by Kawai Strong Washburn
by Jonathan Alter
by Robert Alter
by Elyse Singleton
by Karl Ove Knausgaard
by James Bowen
by Salman Rushdie
by John McPhee
by John Jantsch, Phil Singleton
"What's it like when you're so in love, so infatuated that you can hardly breathe? What happens when you've fallen in love with David Cassidy or James Franco or Carrie Fisher or Kim Novak? The subject of going head over heels for unreachable celebrities hardly sounds earthshaking or laugh-out-loud entertaining, but it's all that and more when narrated by the talented Kaleo Griffith and Lynde Houck, who deliver all the charm, truth, embarrassment, and emotional nuance in these 38 essays by contemporary writers. Hearing these fine writers wear their hearts on their sleeves turns out to be one of the best listening experiences of the year, both magical and poignant. B.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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