Reviews for The Stars in Our Eyes

Q and A in The Los Angeles Times

My Op Ed in The New York Times August 12, 2017

Talking Celebrities and Politics in Refinery 29

Review in Chicago Tribune

Review in Lit Hub

Review in Washington Post

“[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.”


"Explore the obsession with all things celebrity, from juicy scandals to fab wardrobes, and what it says about our lives."

Real Simple

“This fascinating investigation from Julie Klam, author of You Had Me at Woof, looks into our societal obsession with the rich and famous… This hilarious societal examination is perfect for pop-culture lovers.” 

People Magazine

“Klam’s journalism skills and unabashed celebrity worship animate this eye-opening exploration of all things celeb. She interviews stars who wear their fame with grace, calls out a few who don’t and describes some hilarious celebrity encounters. It’s Klam’s own self-deprecating wit that is the real star here.

US Weekly

“In her eye-opening and humorous collection of essays, Julie Klam explores the fascination with the rich and powerful, while also breaking down the challenges tied to fame and why all this actually matters.”

Pop Sugar

“This funny, eye-opening look into our celebrity obsession will have you talking all summer about the stars and what our favorite famous people really say about us.

W Magazine

“A book for the celeb addicts! We’re talking the entire spectrum—from the A-list to reality stars down to ridiculously niche YouTubers and Instagram personalities. An anthropological study of our modern-day culture… Let pop culture expert Julie Klam explain.”


“With insightful research that speaks to Klam’s personal interests, and lots of long quotes from Klam’s many interviewees, this will find its most enthusiastic readership among lovers of memoir and books about Hollywood.”


“In this funny and eye-opening new pop psychology book, Klam explores the ins and outs of our obsession with celebrities, including what it means to be famous in the Instagram age, what bargains celebs make to maintain their fame and what happens when child stars grow up and want to become normal.”

Library Journal

“Amusing, sweet… Klam has great verve for her subject… Breezy… A fun indulgence.”



Interviews with Julie Klam

New York Times Book Review

The NY Observer


Extra Crispy

Psychology Today