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: https://goo.gl/PqlKWw.
  1. Stephen King contributes an essay about his childhood crush on 1950s screen beauty Kim Novak
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  2. James Franco writes about his fascination with the late actor River Phoenix
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  3. Jodi Picoult writes about clean-cut '70s hottie Donny Osmond
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  4. Roxane Gay writes about Almanzo Wilder from the "Little House on the Prairie" books
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  6. 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?
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  7. Also includes essays from Emily Gould, Hanna Roisin, Marion Winik, Joanna Rakoff, Larry Doyle, Andrew McCarthy and about two dozen other awesome people.
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    (Yes, *that* Andrew McCarthy)