08/25/2010 11:58 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Lady Gaga, Tiger Woods, Andy Warhol: What Will You Learn About Celebrities From New Book, 'Short History Of Celebrity'?

Celebrity painters such as Andy Warhol are the heirs of Joshua Reynolds; Tiger Woods and Richard Gere follow Lord Byron. This is the view of writer Fred Inglis, who links all these, Princess Diana, J.P. Morgan and Marilyn Monroe in his lively book, "A Short History of Celebrity."

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