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Issue Details: First known date: 2000 2000
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"Tom Webster is a dreary nobody; nice enough, but neither a head-turner nor a hell-raiser, until he's given the opportunity to become an uber-celebrity. The assignment: A major magazine gives Tom thirty days in which to make himself famous, using any, and they mean any, means necessary. The pay-off: fame, glory, and $100,000. When the assignment spins out of control, Tom takes a wild ride on the celebrity machine with a B-list film actress, who wants to be working on Shakespeare in the Park rather than her buxom physique, her slimy agent, his best friend (who happens to have stolen his wife), a boss desperate to capitalize on Tom's celebrity, and a fame-obsessed magazine editor who wants a finished article from Tom above all else. As his level of fame escalates, Tom becomes trapped in his own lies and the cult of celebrity - while everyone around him grabs their fifteen minutes. And then, just when everything seems perfect, Tom will make the decision of his life - turning the tables on the paparazzi, the hangers-on, and his scheming counterparts." (Book jacket)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Paula and Joseph Krum
  • Epigraph: I must have fame! Fame! (John Wilkes Booth, Abraham Lincoln's assassin)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2000 .
      Extent: 402p.
      Reprinted: 2000
      ISBN: 073226460X (pbk.)
    • London,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Quartet , 2000 .
      Extent: 312p.
      ISBN: 0704381346(pbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      St. Martin's Press , 2001 .
      Extent: 312p.
      Edition info: 1st US ed.
      ISBN: 031227310X
Alternative title: Hauptsache beruhmt
Language: German
    • Munich,
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      Germany,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      List , 2001 .
      Extent: 425p.

Works about this Work

My Hero, Famous for Nothing Julie Lewis , 2000 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1-2 January 2000; (p. 8)
Putting a Skewer into the Cult of Celebrity Frances Atkinson , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 20 February 2000; (p. 11)

— Review of Walk of Fame Sharon Krum 2000 single work novel
Summer Blazers Murray Waldren , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 December 1999; (p. 10)

— Review of White Turtle : A Collection of Short Stories Merlinda Bobis 1999 selected work short story ; The Beauty of Truth Bruno Bouchet 1999 single work novel ; A Close Run Thing David Treweek 1999 single work novel ; Surfing Antarctica : A Novel Liane Shavian 1999 single work novel ; The Twelfth of Never A Memoir Louis Nowra 1999 single work autobiography ; Walk of Fame Sharon Krum 2000 single work novel ; Shooting Star Peter Temple 1999 single work novel ; Feeding the Demons Gabrielle Lord 1999 single work novel ; Jean Devanny : Romantic Revolutionary Carole Ferrier 1999 single work biography ; Pig's Blood and Other Fluids Peter Robb 1999 selected work novel ; Firehead Venero Armanno 1999 single work novel
'Murray Waldren suggests some hot numbers for holiday reading.' (Note below title)
Summer Blazers Murray Waldren , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 December 1999; (p. 10)

— Review of White Turtle : A Collection of Short Stories Merlinda Bobis 1999 selected work short story ; The Beauty of Truth Bruno Bouchet 1999 single work novel ; A Close Run Thing David Treweek 1999 single work novel ; Surfing Antarctica : A Novel Liane Shavian 1999 single work novel ; The Twelfth of Never A Memoir Louis Nowra 1999 single work autobiography ; Walk of Fame Sharon Krum 2000 single work novel ; Shooting Star Peter Temple 1999 single work novel ; Feeding the Demons Gabrielle Lord 1999 single work novel ; Jean Devanny : Romantic Revolutionary Carole Ferrier 1999 single work biography ; Pig's Blood and Other Fluids Peter Robb 1999 selected work novel ; Firehead Venero Armanno 1999 single work novel
'Murray Waldren suggests some hot numbers for holiday reading.' (Note below title)
Putting a Skewer into the Cult of Celebrity Frances Atkinson , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 20 February 2000; (p. 11)

— Review of Walk of Fame Sharon Krum 2000 single work novel
My Hero, Famous for Nothing Julie Lewis , 2000 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1-2 January 2000; (p. 8)
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