CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing, and the Power of Their First Celebrity Crush
By Cathy Alter, By Dave Singleton
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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
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CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing, and the Power of Their First Celebrity Crush
William Morrow
5 April 2016
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This solid, legitimate anthology that reflects on a compelling and universal phenomenon will put readers back in touch with their younger selves.

Author Biography

Cathy Alter's feature articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in local and national newspapers and magazines including The Washington Post, Washingtonian, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, Self, McSweeney's, and SMITH Magazine. Her book, Virgin Territory: Stories from the Road to Womanhood was released in 2004 and her memoir, Up for Renewal: What Magazines Taught Me About Love, Sex, and Starting Over was released in July 2008. She holds an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University, where she is currently a faculty member and nonfiction advisor. Dave Singleton's work has appeared in The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, PBS's Next Avenue, AARP Media, Yahoo, MSN, the BBC, Washingtonian, Harper's Bazaar, and OUT. His two previous books are The Mandates and Behind Every Great Woman. His honors include the Media Industry Award for Outstanding Exclusive Coverage, GLAAD Award for Outstanding Multimedia Journalism, and two NLGJA Excellence in Online Journalism awards. He's a columnist and teaches at The Writer's Center in Washington, D.C. Visit his website and follow him on Twitter @DCDaveSingleton.