My Year of Flops: The A.V. Club Presents One Man's Journey Deep into the Heart of Cinematic Failure (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 19, 2010 - Performing Arts - 288 pages
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In 2007, Nathan Rabin set out to provide a revisionist look at the history of cinematic failure on a weekly basis. What began as a solitary ramble through the nooks and crannies of pop culture evolved into a way of life. My Year Of Flops collects dozens of the best-loved entries from the A.V. Club column along with bonus interviews and fifteen brand-new entries covering everything from notorious flops like The Cable Guy and Last Action Hero to bizarre obscurities like Glory Road, Johnny Cash’s poignantly homemade tribute to Jesus. Driven by a unique combination of sympathy and Schadenfreude, My Year Of Flops is an unforgettable tribute to cinematic losers, beautiful and otherwise.
  

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If you like Rabin's writing, it's a nice thing to have. - Goodreads
He's a better writer in small doses. - Goodreads
Oh, and very very funny writing in general. - Goodreads

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User Review  - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing

Obviously I am an avid reader of Nathan Rabin over at the avclub and thoroughly enjoyed his "My Year of Flops" series there so when I found the book at a remainders sale for $5.00, I ponied up the ... Read full review

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User Review  - James McKenzie - Goodreads

Even though I've read all the My Year of Flops articles on The AV Club site in the past, I decided I would get stuck into this just for a bit of light reading, and also because the Phish/ICP book got ... Read full review

Contents

Gospel Road
27
The Cable Guy
40
Freddy Got Fingered
46
Postal
69
Musical Misfires And Misunderstood
82
The Apple
90
Rent
96
Its A Bird Its A plane Its A Flop superheroes
114
How Do You Solve A Problem Like Lolita? BookExclusive
165
My year Of Flops Jr you Know For Kids
175
Santa Claus The Movie
182
The Floppiest Flops
191
Paint Your Wagon
197
Cruising
207
AnimalAbusing StudioWrecking CareerKilling Case
214
Psycho
224

Southland Tales
121
Hulk
127
Unsexy sexy Films
140
Body Of Evidence
147
Tough Guys Dont Dance
155
A FairyTale Ending Or Manic Pixie Dream Girls
235
Elizabethtown
244
An Afterword
250
Acknowledgments
263
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Nathan Rabin is a staff writer for The Dissolve, a new film website from the popular music website Pitchfork. Previously, he was the head writer for The A.V. Club, the entertainment guide of The Onion, a position he held until recently since he was a college student at University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1997. Rabin is also the author of a memoir, The Big Rewind, and an essay collection based on one of his columns, My Year of Flops. He most recently collaborated with pop parodist "weird Al" Yankovic on a coffee table book titled Weird Al: The Book. Rabin’s writing has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Spin, The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, Nerve, and Modern Humorist. He lives in Chicago with his wife.

A.V. Club was founded in 1995 as the arts-and-entertainment arm of the satirical newspaper and website The Onion. The two brands quickly became distinct from each other, with The Onion providing humor and America’s finest news, and the A.V. Club becoming a significant, well-received source for pop culture news and commentary. In recent years, the A.V. Club’s web presence has become huge, attracting over a million unique users per month who visit for reviews, interviews, listings, and features on film, television, music, books, and more. Inventory will enjoy contributions from the entire A.V. Club staff, but the primary staff members assigned to the book project are Editor Keith Phipps, Managing Editor Josh Modell, and Associate Editors Tasha Robinson and Kyle Ryan.

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