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Julie Klam

New York Times-bestselling author of Friendkeeping and You Had Me at Woof

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  • About Julie Klam

    Julie Klam grew up in Bedford, New York. She has written for such publications as O: The Oprah Magazine, Rolling Stone, Harper’s Bazaar, Cookie, Allure, Glamour, Family Circle, The New York Times Magazine, and Redbook.

    A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Julie worked from 1999–2002 as a writer for VH1’sPop-Up Video, where she earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Special Class Writing. She was also a senior writer on VH1’s Name That Video.

    Klam is the author of Please Excuse My Daughter, the New York Times bestseller You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness, Love at First Bark: Dogs and the People They Saved,  Friendkeeping: A Field Guide to the People You Love, Hate, and Can’t Live Without, and her most recent book The Stars In Our Eyes: The Famous, The Infamous, and Why We Care Way Too Much About Them.

    Along with Ann Leary and Laura Zigman, she is a cohost of the weekly NPR radio show Hash Hags.

    She lives in Manhattan with her husband, daughter, and many dogs.

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    Friendkeeping: A Field Guide to the People You Love, Hate, and Can't Live Without

    Love at First Bark: Dogs and the People They Saved

    You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness

    Please Excuse My Daughter

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  • Praise for Julie Klam

    Praise for The Stars In Our Eyes: The Famous, The Infamous, And Why We Care Way Too Much About Them

    “Julie Klam examines the reasons for our preoccupation with the world of fame and the celebration of it. . . . I loved this book, and kept sneaking away to read it.”

    —Carly Simon, New York Times–bestselling author of Boys in the Trees: A Memoir

    “I really love Julie Klam’s smart and neurotic mind. In this book, she makes our celebrity obsession important and resonant.”

    –Jon Ronson, author of the New York Times–bestselling The Psychopath Test

    Julie Klam brings out a parade of the ‘famous’ and makes us look at the phenomenon of how and why these people sometimes occupy such a fixed and outsized place inside our brains. The Stars in Our Eyes is insightful, funny, and a total pleasure.”

    —Meg Wolitzer, bestselling author of The Interestings

    “[Klam’s] sharp humor really shines when she reflects on her awkward youth, especially her childhood in the moneyed enclave of Bedford, N.Y. The Stars in Our Eyes is a fast, fun look at celebrity culture that reads like a bubbly conversation at an Oscars viewing party, where we gossip with glee and then wonder why we know so much about these strangers’ lives.”

    —Washington Post
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