Reasons You're Going to Love "Crush: Writers Reflect on Their First Celebrity Crush"

Today is the publication date of "Crush: Writers Reflect On Love, Longing, and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush," edited by Cathy Alter and Dave Singleton. More info here:
  1. Stephen King contributes an essay about his childhood crush on 1950s screen beauty Kim Novak
  2. James Franco writes about his fascination with the late actor River Phoenix
  3. Jodi Picoult writes about clean-cut '70s hottie Donny Osmond
  4. Roxane Gay writes about Almanzo Wilder from the "Little House on the Prairie" books
  5. The collection finishes with a humor piece I wrote about celebrity crushes and their inevitable conclusions. You know how one minute you're having scorching-hot sex with Jon Hamm and the next minute, you're both staring at your separate phones and when you text him from upstairs to ask him to bring you a glass of wine, he freaking says no?
  6. Also includes essays from Emily Gould, Hanna Roisin, Marion Winik, Joanna Rakoff, Larry Doyle, Andrew McCarthy and about two dozen other awesome people.
    (Yes, *that* Andrew McCarthy)