“Stars, they’re just like us. Or maybe not. In her fast-paced debut novel, Elise Miller explores the fascination we have with celebrity and brings it back down to earth. Star Craving Mad is a story of finding love where you least expect it, true friends, and discovering that it’s always better to just be yourself.”
—Susie Orman Schnall, author of The Balance Project and On Grace
“Star Craving Mad is a superb example of humor with heart.”
“Elise Miller’s debut shines. Prepare to read Star Craving Mad in a 24-hour period.”
—Ned Vizzini, author of It’s Kind of a Funny Story
Maddy Braverman, thirty and single, has taught first grade at an uber-elite private school in Greenwich Village for the past six years, a hip downtown school lauded as much for its progressive pedagogy as its privileged progeny̵and its multitude of sex-crazed staff̵including the headmaster, AKA the Head Molester. Angry at herself for not moving on, Maddy gets distracted from her pity party with a new student̵Lola Magdalena, daughter of A-list celebrities Nic and Shelby Seabolt̵a last-minute addition to her class roster.
When tragedy strikes Lola, Maddy has the chance to meet with Nic in his TriBeCa apartment. Maddy’s sexy celebrity fantasies turn to reality, leaving her breathless and spellbound. But from her front-row vantage point, Maddy learns the hard way that celebrity is not all it seems, and gets dealt a devastating blow that could leave her jobless, loveless and alone. If she could just see things clearly she could save herself from going Star Craving Mad.
Published August 4, 2015