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Stalking the stalker

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Everybody has a not-so-secret desire to be a celebrity, but few realise that it's not all wine and roses. It is hard work getting to the top and even harder staying there. The money is good, with lots of people wanting a piece of the action. Rivals mean to elbow them aside. Paparazzi are in their faces, groupies in their beds. 

X O by Jeffery Deaver 500 pp, 2012 Hodder paperback. Available at Asia Books and leading bookshops, 350 baht

Best-selling Yank author Jeffery Deaver _ former journalists, folk singer, attorney _ knows the trials and tribulations at first hand. To hear him tell it, the bane of the celebrity's existence is the stalker. He or she has a screw loose, believing that the celebrity has singled them out for a personal relationship.

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