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The fame game .... Celebrity (original, huh) that examines why certain individuals – Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Jerry Springer, Hitler – make such an impression on the public consciousness. In the book, he also creates two new sub-categories of celebrity: celetoids – lottery winners, stalkers, reality TV fly-by-nights; and celeactors – fictional characters who are as famous, if not more than, the actors who portray them (James Bond, Carrie Bradshaw and Dr Who are all examples). Celebrity will retail at the truly star-studded price of $US1140.

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