CRUSH (HarperCollins) launched on April 5, 2016, co-authored/edited it with my Cathy Alter. The paperback came out February 7, 2017. With NEW essays by James Franco, Stephen King, Jodi Picoult, Andrew McCarthy, and 34 others, including me.
We’ve gotten great reviews in Kirkus Reviews (a starred review), Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, Oprah, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Redbook, In Touch. People magazine Best Book of the Week (April 8, 2016). Amazon.com April 2016 Best Book of the Month.
What people are saying …
“The seemingly lightweight premise of an anthology built around celebrity crushes yields an outstanding selection of poignant and thought-provoking stories.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Charming…The authors do a remarkable job collecting different types of crushes while keeping the reminiscences short and sweet…A book that balances heartbreak and relief, blind love and terror. ”
— Publishers Weekly
“This solid, legitimate anthology that reflects on a compelling and universal phenomenon will put readers back in touch with their younger selves.” — Library Journal
“Entertaining…Some stories are funny…others are inspiring…Reading these short, angst-packed essays about starting at movie screens and listening to transistor radios is like reminiscing with old friends…[A] reminder that first loves are always worth recalling.”
“There’s a lot to enjoy in these…pieces.”
— Washington Post