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All the lives I want: essays about my best friends who happen to be famous strangers
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New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
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x, 242 pages ; 22 cm
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305.42 M416 2017
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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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"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"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Massey, A. (2017). All the lives I want: essays about my best friends who happen to be famous strangers. First edition. New York: Grand Central Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Massey, Alana. 2017. All the Lives I Want: Essays About My Best Friends Who Happen to Be Famous Strangers. New York: Grand Central Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Massey, Alana, All the Lives I Want: Essays About My Best Friends Who Happen to Be Famous Strangers. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2017.

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Massey, Alana. All the Lives I Want: Essays About My Best Friends Who Happen to Be Famous Strangers. First edition. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2017. Print.

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