Overcoming Celebrity Obsession

by Diane Saks



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/1/2011

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 484
ISBN : 9781450228480
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 484
ISBN : 9781450228473

About the Book

OVERCOMING CELEBRITY OBSESSION is a star-studded journey from celebrity obsession to fulfilling life in three easy phases.


When a fan is obsessed, a story character version of the celebrity is created. It is through the fan’s celebrity characterization that guides the fan through Phase 1.

Upon understanding why the fan was obsessed in the first place, the journey through Phase 2 begins. This is the dark part of the fan’s life that the fan used the favorite celebrity to escape from. Professional counseling is not recommended in Phase 1, but can begin in Phase 2.

In order to get the most from Phase 3, the fan must be able to look at parts of his or her real life and pull out the celebrity obsession. For example, every time someone couldn’t communicate or understand me, I saw that as my John Travolta obsession. If I was not given a chance to help out during a particular event, that was my David Cassidy obsession. It is in Phase 3 where we discuss personal behavior and set goals both professional and personal.

The typical celebrity obsession theory is, the obsession is because of hero worship. Until now, celebrity obsession therapy has been in the hands of “professionals” who have never lived through celebrity obsession. Typical celebrity obsession studies state, that obsessed people need to stop obsessing over celebrities and get on with life. Diane knows better than that. She believes the fan needs to take some time to celebrity obsess while in OVERCOMING CELEBRITY OBSESSION in order to work through what is stopping the fan from getting the most out of life.


Why would you want to put your celebrity obsession into the hands of someone with an advanced college degree or two, who has never been celebrity obsessed?

About the Author

DIANE SAKS has been a resident of Arizona since 2004. She is the sister of 2009 Regent Professor Michael Saks of Arizona State University. Diane is a senior at Arizona State University; an English Creative Writing major.

OVERCOMING CELEBRITY OBSESSION is not your average celebrity obsession therapy book and is not written by your average therapist. Diane feels qualified because she was a typical obsessed fan and knows what it is like. I wouldn’t say it took up her entire free time. She has learned every hobby, the names of every member of the family, names of pets, model and year of car, sometimes the names of close friends, the names of the schools the objects of her obsessions have attended, and more.