Fiction

Starstruck

Author: Brenda Hiatt

Publisher: Dolphin Star Press

ISBN: 1940618800

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 9303

DIE MITTE VON Nirgendwo ist gerade um Einiges interessanter geworden! Marsha, oder M, wie sie von ihren wenigen Freunden genannt wird, Streberin in Astronomie, war in keinster Weise jemals etwas Besonderes. Als Kleinkind verwaist und aufgezogen von einer überaus strengen „Tante“, weiß sie nicht einmal so genau, wer sie eigentlich ist. M träumt davon, Jewel, einer Kleinstadt in Indiana, eines Tages entfliehen zu können, jedoch scheint es ein fast unerreichbares Ziel zu sein, sich eine vielversprechende Zukunft aufzubauen – bis sich der neue, süße Quarterback Rigel unerklärlicherweise mit ihr anfreundet. Während Rigel hübschen Cheerleadern den Rücken kehrt, um mehr Zeit mit M zu verbringen, geschehen plötzlich merkwürdige Dinge: Ihre Akne verschwindet, ihre Kurzsichtigkeit nimmt ab, bis sie schließlich überhaupt keine Brille mehr braucht; und wenn sich die beiden berühren, sprühen im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes Funken! Als M nach Erklärungen dafür sucht, kommt sie einem wohlbehüteten Geheimnis auf die Spur, das ihr bisheriges langweiliges Leben für immer verändern soll … und sie Gefahren aussetzt, die selbst ihre Vorstellungskraft überschreiten. Buch 1 der preisgekrönten Starstruck-Serie, in der Teenager-Romantik mit Science-Fiction verschmilzt und den jungen Leser in eine völlig neue Welt voller Action, Abenteuer und Entdeckungen entführt!
Fiction

Starstruck

Author: Rajeev Balasubramanyam

Publisher: CulturBooks

ISBN: 3944818601

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 6730

Starstruck wurde aus dem Englischen von Thomas Melle übersetzt. Über das Buch: Starstruck ist eine Sammlung von zehn miteinander verknüpften Geschichten, die sich auf surreale, dunkle, oft auch komische Weise um jeweils eine prominente Persönlichkeit drehen. Fanatische Apple-Jünger versuchen eine Frau digital zu lynchen, weil sie es gewagt hat, Steve Jobs zu kritisieren, David Beckham begegnet uns als hochpolitisierter Wüterich, und sowohl Freddie Mercury als auch Michael Jackson suchen uns aus dem Jenseits heim. Rajeev Balasubramanyam seziert die moderne Gesellschaft mit scharfem Skalpell und legt die Schönheit, die Zerbrechlichkeit und das schier Bizarre der menschlichen Spezies frei.
Young Adult Fiction

Starstruck

Author: Rachel Shukert

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0375984259

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 631

A new series set in the golden age of glam . . . “Wit, pluck, darkness, pitch perfect period details, juicy twists, and big heart. This book is one to savor.”--Anna Godbersen, New York Times bestselling author of the Luxe and Bright Young Things series Every week they arrive in Los Angeles--beautiful and talented young hopefuls who dream of becoming stars. It's all Margaret Frobisher has ever wanted—and when she's discovered by a powerful agent, she can barely believe her luck. She's more than ready to escape her snobby private school and conservative Pasadena family for a chance to light up the silver screen. The competition is fierce at Olympus Studios and Margaret—now Margo—is chasing her Hollywood dreams alongside girls like Gabby Preston, who at 16 is already a grizzled show-biz veteran caught between the studio and the ravenous ambition of her ruthless mother, and sultry Amanda Farraday, who seems to have it all--ambition, glamour . . . and dirty secrets. Missing from the pack is Diana Chesterfield, the beautiful actress who mysteriously disappeared, and there are whispers that Diana's boyfriend—Margo's new co-star—may have had something to do with it. Margo quickly learns that fame comes with a price, and that nothing is what it seems. Set in Old Hollywood, Starstruck follows the lives of three teen girls as they live, love, and claw their way to the top in a world where being a star is all that matters. “Valley of the Dolls for a new generation.”—a TeenVogue.com ‘Read During Spring Break’ selection “If you're into T.V. dramas like Smash, or love the over-the-top fashion of The Great Gatsby, Starstruck will have you hooked!”—a Seventeen.com ‘What to Read This Summer’ selection From the Hardcover edition.
Social Science

Starstruck

The Business of Celebrity

Author: Elizabeth Currid-Halkett

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429962629

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 3665

How was Nike able to take a gamble on an unknown Michael Jordan and transform itself from a $900 million company to a $9.19 billion company in less than fifteen years? Why did the artist Jeff Koons's Balloon Flower (Magenta) sell for a record $25.7 million in 2008? What does the high school football star have in common with the Hollywood headliner? And why should an actor never, ever go to Las Vegas? Celebrity—our collective fascination with particular people—is everywhere and takes many forms, from the sports star, notorious Wall Street tycoon, or film icon, to the hometown quarterback, YouTube sensation, or friend who compulsively documents his life on the Internet. We follow with rapt attention all the minute details of stars' lives: their romances, their spending habits, even how they drink their coffee. For those anointed, celebrity can translate into big business and top social status, but why do some attain stardom while millions of others do not? Why are we simply more interested in certain people? In Starstruck, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett presents the first rigorous exploration of celebrity, arguing that our desire to "celebrate" some people and not others has profound implications, elevating social statuses, making or breaking careers and companies, and generating astronomical dividends. Tracing the phenomenon from the art world to tabletop gaming conventions to the film industry, Currid-Halkett looks at celebrity as an expression of economics, geography (both real and virtual), and networking strategies. Starstruck brings together extensive statistical research and analysis, along with interviews with top agents and publicists, YouTube executives, major art dealers and gallery directors, Bollywood players, and sports experts. Laying out the enormous impact of the celebrity industry and identifying the patterns by which individuals become stars, Currid-Halkett successfully makes the argument that celebrity is an important social phenomenon and a driving force in the worldwide economy.
Fiction

Starstruck

Author: Adrienne Fox

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1477235566

Category: Fiction

Page: 126

View: 9931

This is a Christmas Story with a difference. 21st century science has opened our eyes to Gallaxies. But why forget that a Star from the East guided Shepherds and Kings? As astronomy reveals yet more of the mysteries of the Universe, our delights and parametres will extend and 'Star Struck' will add another dimension.
Young Adult Fiction

Starstruck

Author: Cyn Balog

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375894942

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9558

Gwendolyn "Dough" X doesn't think she has much going for her—she carries a few extra pounds, her family struggles with their small bakery in a town full of millionaires, and the other kids at her New Jersey high school don't seem to know that she exists. Thank the stars for her longtime boyfriend, Philip P. Wishman—or "Wish." He moved away to California three years ago, when they were 13, but then professed his love for her via e-mail, and he's been her long-distance BF ever since. At the beginning of her junior year, though, Wish e-mails that he's moving back to Jersey. Great, right? Well, except that Dough has gained about 70 pounds since the last time Wish saw her, while Wish—according to his Facebook photos—has morphed into a blonde god. Convinced that she'll be headed for Dumpsville the minute Wish lays eyes on her, Dough delays their meeting as long as she possibly can. But when she sees Wish at school, something amazing happens. He looks at Dough like she's just as gorgeous as he is. But Wish is acting a little weird, obsessed with the sun and freaked out by rain. And the creepy new guy working at the bakery, Christian, is convinced that there's more to Wish's good looks than just healthy eating and lots of sun. He tells Dough that a mark on Wish's neck marks him as a member of the Luminati—an ancient cult of astrologers who can manipulate the stars to improve their lives. Is Wish and Dough's love meant to be—or are they star-crossed? From the Hardcover edition.
Fiction

Starstruck

Author: Brenda Hiatt

Publisher: Dolphin Star Press

ISBN: 1940618800

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 8392

DIE MITTE VON Nirgendwo ist gerade um Einiges interessanter geworden! Marsha, oder M, wie sie von ihren wenigen Freunden genannt wird, Streberin in Astronomie, war in keinster Weise jemals etwas Besonderes. Als Kleinkind verwaist und aufgezogen von einer überaus strengen „Tante“, weiß sie nicht einmal so genau, wer sie eigentlich ist. M träumt davon, Jewel, einer Kleinstadt in Indiana, eines Tages entfliehen zu können, jedoch scheint es ein fast unerreichbares Ziel zu sein, sich eine vielversprechende Zukunft aufzubauen – bis sich der neue, süße Quarterback Rigel unerklärlicherweise mit ihr anfreundet. Während Rigel hübschen Cheerleadern den Rücken kehrt, um mehr Zeit mit M zu verbringen, geschehen plötzlich merkwürdige Dinge: Ihre Akne verschwindet, ihre Kurzsichtigkeit nimmt ab, bis sie schließlich überhaupt keine Brille mehr braucht; und wenn sich die beiden berühren, sprühen im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes Funken! Als M nach Erklärungen dafür sucht, kommt sie einem wohlbehüteten Geheimnis auf die Spur, das ihr bisheriges langweiliges Leben für immer verändern soll … und sie Gefahren aussetzt, die selbst ihre Vorstellungskraft überschreiten. Buch 1 der preisgekrönten Starstruck-Serie, in der Teenager-Romantik mit Science-Fiction verschmilzt und den jungen Leser in eine völlig neue Welt voller Action, Abenteuer und Entdeckungen entführt!
Religion

Starstruck

Cosmic Visions in Science, Religion, and Folklore

Author: Albert A. Harrison

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845452865

Category: Religion

Page: 231

View: 3041

We live in an era of exploding scientific knowledge about the universe, and our place and future within it. Much of this new knowledge conflicts with earlier wisdom, and some has frightening implications. Cosmic evolution, space exploration, the search for extraterrestrial life, and concerns about humanity's future prompt us to seek new answers to old existential questions. Where did we come from? Why are we here? Are we alone? What will become of us? In our search for answers, we turn to science, religion, myth, and varying combinations thereof. Exploring an ambiguous region between recognized findings and unfettered imagination, Starstruck explores the multifaceted, far-reaching, and often contentious attempts of people with contrasting worldviews to develop convincing and satisfying interpretations of rapidly accumulating discoveries in physics, astronomy, and biology. Albert A. Harrison is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of California, Davis. He is co-author of Living Aloft, Human Requirements for Extended Spaceflight (1985), From Antarctica to Outer Space: Life in Isolation and Confinement (1991) and author of After Contact: the Human Response to Extraterrestrial Life (1997) and Spacefaring: The Human Dimension (2001). He was a member of the International Academy of Astronautics' SETI Committee, and of NASA's Space Human Factors Engineering Science and Technology Working Group.
Juvenile Fiction

Starstruck

Author: Lauren Conrad

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007454937

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9111

OMG, Madison Parker is back for the deliciously mean follow up to The Fame Game. The claws are out in the race to become Hollywood’s brightest star...
Friendship

STARSTRUCK

Author: Cynthia Blair

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780449702185

Category: Friendship

Page: 153

View: 2778

When shy, sixteen-year-old Lisa Wade wins a date with rock star Flash Robinson, she is swept away by her overnight popularity at Cleveland High, but an accident involving her best friend Wendy forces Lisa's reexamination of her priorities.
Fiction

Starstruck

Author: Michelle Celmer

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426815344

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8243

After years as a Hollywood wild child, Claire Mackenzie put the urban jungle behind her and laid down roots in British Columbia, where she found stability running a plant nursery. So when her grandfather-screen legend Frederick Miles—invites her on a vacation aboard the cruise ship Alexandra's Dream, Claire finds it almost impossible to let her hair down again. And since Frederick has agreed to perform in a Golden Era revival show, Claire decides she'd better protect her grandfather's interests by chaperoning rehearsals. She's convinced that Liam Bates, the ship's smooth, charismatic assistant cruise director, is trying to use her grandfather to further his own showbiz career. But as much as Claire can't believe that Liam's charms aren't an act, she's having an even harder time resisting them.…
Fiction

Starstruck

Author: Suzanne Goodwin

Publisher: Ulverscroft

ISBN: 9780708942307

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7721

Originally published in 1969 as MOST AUSPICIOUS STAR. Beautiful and talented Tamara Waring wants to be an actress, and with the help of her famous actor father, she is soon granted her wish. Once on location to start filming things start to turn disasterous when the scriptwriter thinks she is wrong for the part. Follows A RISING STAR.
Fiction

Starstruck

Author: Julie Kenner

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460340647

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1328

Recipe for a super sizzling Christmas: Mix together the following: —one woman determined to heat up the holidays with a hunky new date —a sexy suave millionaire —an even sexier old friend, just to spice things up Garnish with a sultry kiss under the mistletoe and watch all sexy hell break loose! Alyssa Chambers has visions of sweet temptation dancing in her head. Should she choose the hot playboy who can give her everything she's ever wanted? Or indulge in some holiday cheer with her good friend Christopher Hyde, a man who's turning out to be everything she's ever wanted? Once she shares some amazing holiday, ah, spirit with Chris, the choice becomes even harder. How can she risk their longtime friendship—even for the best sex of her life?
Comics & Graphic Novels

Starstruck

Author: Elaine Lee

Publisher: IDW Publishing

ISBN: 1613774702

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

View: 1669

Collecting all 13 issues of the completely remastered Starstruck series by Elaine Lee and Michael Kaluta - that's 360-pages of Starstruck and Galactic Girl Guides adventures, covers, pin-ups, glossary, postcards, and so much more! The first truly comprehensive collection of this material in a grand, over-sized edition, this beautiful book features some of the finest art ever put to paper by Kaluta, including many pages that were never printed in the original run. Additionally, Kaluta painstakingly added approximately 20% of art to nearly every page to ensure the aspect ratio of the comic would be consistent and correct. The end result is unlike anything you've ever experienced, a head-spinning, synapse-snapping, soul-searing ride to a world like no other... the world of Starstruck!
Juvenile Nonfiction

Starstruck

The Cosmic Journey of Neil deGrasse Tyson

Author: Kathleen Krull,Paul Brewer

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0399550267

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 4239

A picture-book biography on science superstar Neil deGrasse Tyson, the groundbreaking American astrophysicist whose work has inspired a generation of young scientists and astronomers to reach for the stars! Perfect for STEM curricula and readers of all ages. Young Neil deGrasse Tyson was starstruck when he first visited the sky theater at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. He couldn't believe the crowded, glittering night sky at the planetarium was real--until a visit to the country years later revealed the impossible. That discovery was like rocket fuel for Neil's passion about space. His quest for knowledge took him from the roof of his apartment building to a science expedition in northwest Africa, to a summer astronomy camp beneath a desert sky, and finally back home to become the director of the Hayden Planetarium, where it all began. Before long, Neil became America's favorite guide to the cosmos. This story of how one boy's quest for knowledge about space leads him to become a star scientist is perfect for young readers who are fascinated by the universe, aspiring scientists, and the dreamer in all of us. It will ignite your own sense of wonder.
Juvenile Fiction

Starstruck

Author: Cathy Hopkins

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 1848122829

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 8492

Can every promise be kept? Squidge is over the moon. He's just started going out with the beautiful Lia, and he's been hired to help out with the production of a movie that's being filmed in town. When Lia challenges Squidge to a game of Truth, Dare, Kiss or Promise, Squidge promises her that he will always be open and honest. But things get complicated when the film crew arrives and Savannah, the celebrity teen star of the film, starts to show an interest in him. Will he be able to keep his promise to Lia, and what will become of their relationship? The fourth book in the popular TRUTH, DARE, KISS, PROMISE series.
Biography & Autobiography

Starstruck

celebrity performers and the American public

Author: Jib Fowles

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

View: 3056

Surveys the lives and careers of one hundred performers from the worlds of film, sports, comedy, and popular music, and discusses the role of stardom in American society
Detective and mystery stories

Starstruck

Author: Richie Tankersley Cusick

Publisher: Simon Pulse

ISBN: 9780671551049

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 227

View: 5531

Meeting handsome actor Byron Slater after winning a contest, Miranda Peterson enjoys the attention of the media and the glamour of Byron's world, until she stumbles on the private actor's deadly secrets. Original.

Starstruck

Author: Phil Taprogge

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1446773353

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2690

Biography & Autobiography

Starstruck

Fame, Failure, My Family and Me

Author: Cosmo Landesman

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 033047930X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 2809

When Cosmo Landesman's American parents decided to move their young family to London in the swinging sixties, it was not to pursue a quieter life on this side of the pond. Quite the reverse: it was out of unbridled, unashamed lust for fame and fortune. But things did not go according to plan, and as a child Cosmo found himself charged with raising his startstruck parents and trying to cope with the publicity stunt of their 'open marriage'. Over the years he wrote press releases, blurbs and proposals for their plays, film treatments, novels, book ideas and demo tapes. He found himself playing the roll of creative midwife, personal manager, publicist, psychoanalyst and apologist. Not any more. In this hilarious memoir he finally lays bare his extraordinary childhood and the twists and turns of his parents' bizarre desire for the spotlight - and how they were always doomed to failure.