A fascinating, rollicking book in search of why, where and how fame strikes. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
With characteristic wit and curiosity, Jenner reveals the glamour and graft of celebrity lives in this rich, entertaining and original history.
A magical mystery tour through the history of celebrity - eye opening, provocative, triumphant. Greg Jenner is a suave and generous guide to the glittering, glamorous, often deadly world of celebrity. Dead Famous takes you deep into fabulous lives, tells all about price you pay for fame and explores why the world in which we live needs to make a few shining people into icons who thrill us, obsess us and then, finally, we want to tear apart.
Fizzes with clever vignettes and juicy tidbits... [a] joyous romp of a book.
Jenner is equal parts wide-eyed historical buff and sassy polemicist. Like some frisky, over-caffeinated lovechild of Dan Snow and Marina Hyde, he can't help but entertain you, even as he's pouring facts down your throat.
[An] engaging and well-researched book... Jenner brings his material to vivid life
This is a lively look at history's great and gawped at - and how they reshaped the world around them.
There is an enjoyably wide range of cultural references... plenty of half-forgotten quirky treasures
Jenner is an engaging tour guide who smuggles some thought-provoking points about our culture into his zippy pen-portraits.
Recommended read... entertaining and resonant stories of celebs from about 1700 to 1950.
Delivers a bounty of colourful anecdotes.
As a tour guide through centuries of celebrity culture, Jenner acts as a kind of Oscar Wilde figure, dispensing wisdom and wit in equal measure, producing a fiendishly enjoyable and thoroughly engaging look at other people's lives.
A fiendishly enjoyable and thoroughly engaging look at other people's lives.
Jenner pulls it off in a learned but entertaining book.