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Fame Junkies

Jake Halpern ( and Professor Carol M. Liebler of Syracuse University wrote a survey containing 32 questions, most of which were related to fame and pop culture. Copies of this survey were distributed to a total of 653 students at three different schools in and around Rochester, New York. The students were 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.  Summary responses were tabulated by Babson Professor Elaine Allen (


The results: Fame Junkies, the fascinating and often dark implications of America's obsession with fame, according to NPR commentator Halpern, and now available in bookstores including