As seen in Cosmopolitan, Elle, O the Oprah Magazine, Redbook, InTouch, People, BUST, on Vogue.com and Harper's Bazaar Online.
An Amazon Best Book of the Month in Humor & Entertainment
A star-studded collection of essays from acclaimed and bestselling authors and celebrities that illuminates the lasting power of desire and longing, and celebrates our initiation into the euphoria, pain, and mystery that is our first celebrity crush.
You never forget your first crush . . .
CRUSH brings together stories of heartbreak, humiliation, and hilarity from a roster of popular luminaries, including James Franco, 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.
A few contributors channeled their devotion into obsessively writing embarrassing fan letters. Some taped pics in school lockers. Others decorated their bedroom walls with posters. For tweenaged Karin Tanabe, it was discovering bad boy Andy Garcia—playing the gun-loving mobster Vincent Corleone in The Godfather III. Barbara Graham unsuccessfully staked out an apartment on Park Avenue for a glimpse of her blue-eyed soulmate, Paul Newman. There was only one puppy for six-year-old Jodi Picoult—Donny Osmond—while Jamie Brisick’s pre-teen addiction was Speed Racer.
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a fun book to read about celebrity crushes that people have had. Some of the stories made me cry because they were so poignant. The fact is, celebrities often touch our hearts deeply, either by their personality or by the characters they've portrayed. They become an extention of our world of imagination and entertainment.
There are also two pages of crushes described in Sixwords, part of a collaboration with Larry Smith's Sixword Memoir project. Very excellent descriptions. It's amazing how much emotion only six words can convey.
I recommend this book as a great stocking stuffer or host/hostess gift for the people you might know who love celebrities. Or for yourself!
Great collection of stories about unrequited love, especially those in unexpected places or packages! My favorites were Stephen King and Yesha Callahan...Crush got me thinking about those guys that I liked, but just didn't have the nerve to speak to. Probably too late for them, but will definitely consider saying something first next time 😊
Delightful collection of short stories. I'll keep this book forever. So tender, sweet, wonderful to discover that most of us have done or do incredible things for the projection of their ideal.
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