How to be a Celebrity?
"Celebrities survived because people want them to survive. They may be trivial, but that is precisely why they are needed. Mankind, said T.S. Eliot, cannot stand too much reality. Celebrities are an escape from humdrum existence. They are a change from the shootings and starving and plane crashes. They add color to a drab world." (p.3)
"The truth is, once you've tasted fame, you'd rather lose a limb than lose your fame. Celebrity is the most powerful addiction known to man....But fame comes at price. Your Faustian bargain brings you privileges and rewards, but it also brings pressures and stresses. You are the object of admiration but also envy. You are considered fair game for criticism, interrogation, ridicule and spite. You are fawned over, but does anyone genuinely care about you? Who can you trust?" (p.278)