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The Resource All the lives I want : essays about my best friends who happen to be famous strangers, Alana Massey

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

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All the lives I want : essays about my best friends who happen to be famous strangers
Title
All the lives I want
Title remainder
essays about my best friends who happen to be famous strangers
Statement of responsibility
Alana Massey
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Massey, Alana
Dewey number
305.420973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1421
LC item number
.M345 2017
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Celebrities
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Essays
Label
All the lives I want : essays about my best friends who happen to be famous strangers, Alana Massey
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Being Winona, freeing Gwyneth : on the limitations of our celebrity "type" -- Public figures : Britney's body is everybody's -- Run the world : Amber Rose in the Great Stripper Imaginary -- All the lives I want : recovering Sylvia -- Heavenly creatures : the Gospels according to Lana, Fiona, and Dolly -- There can be only one : on Lil's Kim, Nicki Minaj, and the art of manufactured beef -- The queen of hearts : an alternative account of the life and crimes of Courtney Love -- Our sisters shall inherit the sky : on the Lisbon sisters and the misnomer of "The Virgin Suicides" -- Broken-bodied girls : on the horror of little girls grown -- Charlotte in exile : a case for the liberation of Scarlett Johansson from "Lost in Translation" -- No she without her : on Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson and the Singularity -- American pain : the suffering-class spectacle of Anna Nicole Smith -- A bigger fairy tale : on Angelica Huston and the inheritance of glamour -- Long-game bitches : on Princess Di, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and the fine art of crazy exing -- Emparadised : on Joan Didion and personal mythology as survival
Control code
1715992
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 242 pages
Isbn
9781455565887
Lccn
2016023351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1715992
  • (OCoLC)951711141
Label
All the lives I want : essays about my best friends who happen to be famous strangers, Alana Massey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Being Winona, freeing Gwyneth : on the limitations of our celebrity "type" -- Public figures : Britney's body is everybody's -- Run the world : Amber Rose in the Great Stripper Imaginary -- All the lives I want : recovering Sylvia -- Heavenly creatures : the Gospels according to Lana, Fiona, and Dolly -- There can be only one : on Lil's Kim, Nicki Minaj, and the art of manufactured beef -- The queen of hearts : an alternative account of the life and crimes of Courtney Love -- Our sisters shall inherit the sky : on the Lisbon sisters and the misnomer of "The Virgin Suicides" -- Broken-bodied girls : on the horror of little girls grown -- Charlotte in exile : a case for the liberation of Scarlett Johansson from "Lost in Translation" -- No she without her : on Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson and the Singularity -- American pain : the suffering-class spectacle of Anna Nicole Smith -- A bigger fairy tale : on Angelica Huston and the inheritance of glamour -- Long-game bitches : on Princess Di, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and the fine art of crazy exing -- Emparadised : on Joan Didion and personal mythology as survival
Control code
1715992
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 242 pages
Isbn
9781455565887
Lccn
2016023351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1715992
  • (OCoLC)951711141

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