What is a starf*cker? However you define it, Matthew Rettenmund, author of the acclaimed novel Boy Culture and the popular blog BoyCulture.com, readily admits to being one. The ultimate pop-culture enthusiast, he has been obsessed with celebrities ever since he was born. This hilarious, sexy memoir (arranged by memes) documents Rettenmund's affection - in the case of Madonna, it's pure mania - for movie, television, and music personalities. From his years as a star-obsessed gayby to his contradictory careers in porn and as a teen-mag editor (names will be named), Rettenmund details and deconstructs his - and our - passion for celebrity.
I thought it might get more interesting once he got past his childhood, but 12 chapters in he hadn't and I gave up.
It's a witty, interesting roller coaster ride through the colorful, fuel-injected life of a hardcore starf*ker, autograph seeker, memorabilia collector and well-connected city boi. It will have you chuckling, reminiscing, and wishing your life had been half as exciting as that of Matthew. Highly recommended!