Totally Awesome 80s: A Lexicon of the Music, Videos, Movies, TV Shows, Stars, and Trends of that Decadent Decade

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St. Martin's Press, Oct 15, 1996 - Performing Arts - 159 pages
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The 80s revival starts here!

The 80s ended only a few years ago, but already the days of Dynasty, skinny ties, and Valley Girls beckon. In Totally Awesome 80s, Matthew Rettenmund drops the touchy-feely 90s and dredges up the garish, glorious 80s. He's captured it all, from Culture Club to Men at Work, parachute pants to Members Only jackets, E.T. to Porky's, Moonlighting to The Cosby Show, and much more.

Deliciously wicked and unnervingly hip, Totally Awesome 80s holds a mirror up to that indulgent decade and lets us laugh at the all-too-familiar reflection.

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User Review  - Marissa - Goodreads

I would have added another star if the author didn't use so much profanity and dirty language on it. It was uncalled for. But it did bring back great memories. Read full review

Review: Totally Awesome 80s: A Lexicon of the Music, Videos, Movies, TV Shows, Stars, and Trends of that Decadent Decade

User Review  - Goodreads

I would have added another star if the author didn't use so much profanity and dirty language on it. It was uncalled for. But it did bring back great memories. Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Matthew Rettenmund is the author of both Encyclopedia Madonnica and Boy Culture. He is a freelance writer living in New York City.

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