CRUSH

CRUSH

Synopsis

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, Carrie Fisher, 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.

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Chapters

  • 001 Crush
    Duration: 46s
  • 002 Introduction
    Duration: 06min
  • 003 Part I And They Called It Puppy Love
    Duration: 11min
  • 004 Beautiful
    Duration: 01min
  • 005 I've Got a Crush on Julia Roberts ... and Six Words
    Duration: 05min
  • 006 Start Me Up
    Duration: 06min
  • 007 Dynamite
    Duration: 11min
  • 008 Kissing Michael Jackson
    Duration: 08min
  • 009 Part II The Love Boat
    Duration: 05min
  • 010 The Liril Soap Girl
    Duration: 15min
  • 011 The Force Is with Mark Hamill
    Duration: 11min
  • 012 The Secretary
    Duration: 10min
  • 013 Part III The Decent Man
    Duration: 04min
  • 014 Harry Chapin- A Crush of the Soul
    Duration: 10min
  • 015 I Gave Birth to Tatum O'Neal
    Duration: 12min
  • 016 Crushable John Lennon
    Duration: 11min
  • 017 Part IV Crushin' on River
    Duration: 09min
  • 018 Little House
    Duration: 20min
  • 019 Me Tarzan
    Duration: 13min
  • 020 The Chosen
    Duration: 19min
  • 021 My Preteen Speed Addiction
    Duration: 11min
  • 022 Part V Newman's Own
    Duration: 15min
  • 023 The Captain
    Duration: 19min
  • 024 Dance with Me
    Duration: 12min
  • 025 Oh, Mary!
    Duration: 04min
  • 026 I Think I Love Him
    Duration: 35min
  • 027 Part VI Deborah Harry Doesn't Dance
    Duration: 05min
  • 028 Jarlsberg and Sourdough
    Duration: 07min
  • 029 My Own Private Danny Zuko
    Duration: 16min
  • 030 Jerrys and Greggs
    Duration: 06min
  • 031 You're the One That I Want
    Duration: 12min
  • 032 Part VII The Lonely Life
    Duration: 33min
  • 033 99-86
    Duration: 01min
  • 034 Fantasy Bonds
    Duration: 12min
  • 035 Mom, I Want to Marry a Murderer
    Duration: 13min
  • 036 Part VIII Puppy Love
    Duration: 16min
  • 037 Still Rivers Run Deep
    Duration: 10min
  • 038 Brian Austin Green- Pen Pal
    Duration: 45min
  • 039 My So-Called Crush on Jared Leto
    Duration: 10min
  • 040 Celebrity Fantasies and Their Logical Conclusions
    Duration: 07min
  • 041 Credits
    Duration: 01min
  • sample
    Duration: 01min

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