Clarissa Cruz
April 19, 2002 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Private Dreams of Public People

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Lauren Lawrence
genre
Nonfiction

We gave it a B-

If this book proves one thing, it’s that the dreams of celebrities can be as boring as those of normal folks. Fortunately, Lawrence’s earnest analyses — accompanied by photos of the dreamers — are entertaining. Whether she’s equating Denis Leary’s breast-feeding dream to a latent desire for oral favors from Madonna or concluding that Paris Hilton (surprise!) wants to expose herself ”to the dangers and risks…of growing up in the fast lane,” Lawrence delivers her Freudian-tinged interpretations with insight and keeps Dreams from becoming the literary equivalent of a cup of warm milk. B-

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