Celebrity: How Entertainers Took Over The World and Why We Need an Exit Strategy

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These days, entertainers no longer just entertain: they advocate dubious 'religions', work for the United Nations, get face-time with heads of state and monopolise problems they are infinitely qualified to solve - problems like Africa, the Middle East, and AIDS.

We stand at the beginning of a bright new chapter in human history. Feast your eyes, then, on Sharon Stone's peace mission to Israel, on a world where Angelina Jolie advises on the Iraqi reconstruction effort or Charlie Sheen analyses 9/11, and in which Jude Law's attempts to establish contact with the Taliban are reported without irony.

Celebrity is a roadmap, a survivalist's guide, a Rosetta Stone for our times: without a copy you are not equipped to engage with the world...

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"An excoriating, needle-sharp and superbly funny attack on the 'stars' who abuse their fame" ( Metro)

"This hilarious romp through modern culture by the Guardian columnist highlights the bizarre reach of hollow fame these days... Shudder-inducingly funny" ( The Big Issue)

"If you like sharp, funny and super-smart, Marina Hyde is your woman" (Jonathan Freedland)

"She is one of those rare writers who are the same in person as they are on the page, damn good fun... It's a brilliant read, a surreal whistle-stop tour through the rogues' gallery of 21st century celebrities" (Chitra Ramaswamy Scotland on Sunday)

"Much of Hyde's material will be familiar...made me laugh out loud...outrageous and opening" ( Guardian)

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`frequently hilarious, with incredibly bleak undertones'

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