So big thanks to the awesomely supportive David Atkinson for that. Drinks brother, on us, for sure, somewhere, soon. Excerpt? Cool.
"Celebrity (whether celebrities who make a career out of a persona, ordinary people who fate turns into a celebrity persona, or even a fictional creation that becomes just like a human celebrity) is an interesting phenomenon. They start out as (except for the fictional ones, of course) as individuals, but something of the persona put forth for public consumption takes on a life of it's own in the mass consciousness and breathes independent, though it is not a truly three-dimensional being. Tanzer does something truly interesting in this collection of persona/identity stories in that he takes that echo as a starting point to bring forth the cry of what is again a real being."