National Correspondent, The New Republic
Novelist essayist critic. Books include Up In The Air, Thumbsucker, Mission To America, The Unbinding, She Needed Me, Lost In The Meritocracy.
nytimes.com — THE Roaring '20s was the decade when modern celebrity was invented in America. F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Great Gatsby" is full of magazine spreads of tennis players and socialites, popular song lyrics, movie stars, paparazzi, gangsters and sports scandals - machine-made by technology, advertising and public relations.
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