Novels of Celebrity Obsession
Breaking the Rules by Barbara Taylor Bradford (2009)
- When a psychopath with deadly intent vows to shatter M's world forever, the muse and star model to France's iconic designer Jean-Louis Tremont will break the rules to protect her family and her life.
- I Was Howard Hughes: A Novel by Steven Carter (2003)
- Fascinated by the life of billionaire recluse Howard Hughes, biographer Alton Reece sets out to create the definitive portrait of Hughes, but his increasing obsession and identification with his subject and his own rapidly unraveling life intrude on his work.
- So 5 Minutes Ago by Hilary de Vries (2004)
- Working for a Los Angeles public relations firm whose clients are primarily has-beens, celebrity publicist Alex Davidson wonders what the firm's acquisition by a hot rival will mean for her job.
- The Celebrity by Robert Elmer (2005)
- A family tragedy prompts celebrity Jamie D. Lane to assume a new identity and head to the Pacific Northwest incognito, where he meets Anne Stewart, a teacher and former track star grappling with the bitterness and devastating effects of a head injury--their friendship progresses nicely until Anne realizes she has been duped, and is not sure if she'll be able to forgive "Joe Bradley."
- Fatal Distraction: Or How I Conquered My Addiction to Celebrities and Got a Life by Mariah Fredericks (2004)
- Nearly losing sight of her own life in her obsession with the affairs of the celebrities she adores, Eliza has brushes with fame when one friend is falsely accused in a hit-and-run and another pursues his big break.
- Night Moves by Heather Graham (2009)
- When a ruthless adversary kidnaps superstar Lee Condor's young nephew and holds him for ransom in exchange for photographs taken by Bryn Keller, the photographer vows to do anything to protect the boy and is drawn to the fearful performer.
- Gossip Hound by Wendy Holden (2002)
- Grace Armiger's humdrum professional life as a publicist for a London publisher and miserable personal life with a nagging mother, dishonest boyfriend, and dismal apartment are turned upside down by a chance encounter with a famous celebrity.
- Larger than Life by Kay Hooper (2009)
- Saber Duncan, once a pop-music sensation with an unforgettable voice, tries to separate business from pleasure when she starts to have feelings for her would-be biographer Travis Foxx who relentlessly tries to break down her defenses.
- Star: A Novel by Pamela Anderson Lee (2004)
- Beautiful, uninhibited, yet innocent, Star Wood Leigh is trying to earn enough money for cosmetology school when favors for some friends bring her a modeling offer that leads her to Hollywood and new opportunities.
- Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem (2009)
- Chase Insteadman, a handsome, inoffensive fixture on Manhattan's social scene, lives off residuals earned as a child star. Capitalizing on the rapturous and heartbreaking love letters he receives from his teenage sweetheart and fiancee, he lives a life of cloistered ease, that is until a pop critic with a conspiratorial countercultural savvy and a voracious paranoia force him to confront the answers to several mysteries tightly intertwined within the tragic fabric of the city itself.
- Personality by Andrew O'Hagan (2003)
- Dreaming of the day she can escape her Italian immigrant family, Maria Tambini wins a singing contest and is whisked into instant stardom, a situation that forces her into a confrontation with the celebrity lifestyle.
- Three Girls and Their Brother by Theresa Rebeck (2008)
- Transformed into the fashion world's latest "It" girls, the three Heller sisters fall prey to the venal forces and temptations of show business, unleashing a rivalry that threatens the three girls and their quiet, neglected brother with a self-destructive disaster.
- The Truth About Diamonds: A Novel by Nicole Richie (2005)
- A tale inspired by the sensational lives of today's wealthy celebrities finds young Chloe Parker adopted by a music star father, building friendships with the children of other famous figures, landing in trouble for drug use, and achieving stardom in her own television series.
- Accidental It Girl by Libby Street (2006)
- Her dreams of being a professional photographer jaded by her work as a member of the paparazzi, Sadie sets out to take a picture that will guarantee her career and finds herself questioning her ethics when her choices have unexpected ramifications.
- Mr. Famous by Carol Wolper (2004)
- When a couple of box office bombs lead to a dramatic downturn in his career, an aging action star embarks on a journey of self-discovery in the hope of getting in touch with his sensitive side and re-creating himself as a serious actor.
- Secret Celebrity by Carol Wolper (2002)
- Seeking to break out of a personal rut by putting everything into her latest celebrity documentary, filmmaker Christine Chase investigates her fiercely private subject's world and learns disturbing truths about the lengths some people will go to for fame.
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