Fame junkies the hidden truths behind America"s favorite addiction by Jake Halpern

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Published by Houghton Mifflin Company in Boston .

Written in English

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  • Subculture -- United States,
  • Fans (Persons) -- United States -- Psychology,
  • Fame -- Psychological aspects,
  • Celebrities -- United States

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-226).

Book details

StatementJake Halpern.
LC ClassificationsHM646 .H35 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationxxix, 226 p. ;
Number of Pages226
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17435531M
ISBN 100618453695
ISBN 109780618453696
LC Control Number2006011143

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