Forward by Lisa Ling
"I've always been a pop culture junkie. Liek so many kids in America, I was raised by television.. The first thing I'd do upon returning home from school was switch on the TV; The images would keep me entertained until bedtime. Even at a young age I was a voractious consumer of Magazines: News, Fashion, Music, Celebrity, and so on. Deep down I longed to be part of the culture into which I was born, but somehow I never felt entirely comfortable..."