Idol Talk

Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuations That Changed Their Lives

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About the Book

In the midst of acne, social anxiety and training bras are the teen idols that make adolescent life a little more bearable. Whether their cutouts are plastered on bedroom walls or hidden behind locker doors, there is no denying the impact of these stars on young women.
This collection of new essays explores with tenderness and humor the teen crushes of the past 50 years–from Elvis to John Lennon to Diana Ross–who have influenced the choices of women, romantically or otherwise, well into adulthood.

About the Author(s)

Elizabeth Searle is a member of the faculty at the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA program and her work has appeared in over a dozen anthologies. She lives in Arlington, Massachusetts.

Tamra Wilson is a fiction writer, essayist and Road Scholar speaker for the North Carolina Humanities Council. She lives in Newton, North Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Elizabeth Searle and Tamra Wilson
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 40 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6912-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3244-5
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

Idol Talk offers fun, distinctly unique stories of the right-of-passage experience of celebrity ‘puppy love’ and celebrates how these crushes changed these former teenyboppers’ lives from a more mature perspective.”–Ann Moses, former editor of TIGER BEAT and author of Meow! My Groovy Life with TIGER BEAT’s Teen Idols.