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Mary McNamara

  • ... our contempt for the culture of celebrity is outstripped only by our continued dependence on it.

    • Mary McNamara,
    • in Los Angeles Times ()
  • Celebrity and status are not naturally occurring forces; they are things we, as a society continue to grant certain individuals even as our stories, both fiction and nonfiction, grapple with the inevitable peril of doing so.

    • Mary McNamara,
    • in Los Angeles Times ()
  • There is no American border as perilous as the one separating self-knowledge from self-absorption ... how does one search for personal truth without collapsing into narcissism?

    • Mary McNamara,
    • in Los Angeles Times ()

Mary McNamara, U.S. television critic, writer