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All the lives I want: essays about my best friends who happen to be famous strangers

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"From columnist and critic Alana Massey, a collection of essays examining the intersection of the personal with pop culture through the lives of pivotal female figures--from Sylvia Plath to Britney Spears--in the spirit of Chuck Klosterman, with the heart of a true fan. Mixing Didion's affected cool with moments of giddy celebrity worship, Massey examines the lives of the women who reflect our greatest aspirations and darkest fears back onto us. These essays are personal without being confessional and clever in a way that invites readers into the joke. A cultural critique and a finely wrought fan letter, interwoven with stories that are achingly personal, All the lives I want is also an exploration of mental illness, the sex industry, and the dangers of loving too hard. But it is, above all, a paean to the celebrities who have shaped a generation of women--from Scarlett Johansson to Amber Rose, Lil' Kim, Anjelica Huston, Lana Del Rey, Anna Nicole Smith and many more. These reflections aim to reimagine these women's legacies, and in the process, teach us new ways of forgiving ourselves"--
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subject_facetCelebrities -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Women -- United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century
title_displayAll the lives I want : essays about my best friends who happen to be famous strangers
title_fullAll the Lives I Want Essays About My Best Friends Who Happen to Be Famous Strangers
All the lives I want : essays about my best friends who happen to be famous strangers / Alana Massey
title_shortAll the lives I want
title_subessays about my best friends who happen to be famous strangers
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Celebrities
History
Nonfiction
Social conditions
Women