Daniel Johns and the fame trap: get famous enough to buy back the freedom you once had | Brigid Delaney squib

The anxiety that results from extreme fame can become a prison, but it can be escaped

Fame. You wouldn’t wish it on your worst enemy, particularly not if your enemy was very young.

Fame of the extreme kind – when you are a household name and your image is worshipped on bedroom walls and all manner of fantasies are projected on you – can be experienced as a form of trauma.

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