Don't You Forget About Me
After earning rave reviews with her rock-and-roll memoir But Enough About Me, Jancee Dunn takes on fiction in this comically poignant debut, a perfect read for anyone who has ever looked back nostalgically and wondered what might have been.
At thirty-eight, Lillian Curtis is content with her life. She enjoys her routine as a producer for a talk show in New York City starri
#1. A bunch of hastily thrown together 80s references do not a tribute novel make. Is that a proverb? No? Well, it should be.
#2. The main character has zero redeeming qualities. My gosh, she was awful. What's worse, it's HER telling the story.
#3. Everyone in the novel thinks they' ...more
This whole thing sounds good-in theory.
But, it is soooo boring, I'm about 50 pages away from being finished but it's just going to find a place on my shelf considering the only redeeming quality it possesses is a pretty cover!
Sidenote: the whole time I was reading this
kept popping in my head. I think ...more
It really pains me to rate this 2 stars.
I really liked the begining.
The middle was blahh.
And I admit, I skipped to the reunion part.
Skimmed through the Christian part and figured out I want I needed to know.
All in all not as good as I had hoped. :(
Her writing was comically entertaining, and the story and characters were relatable. The title itself is based on the song from The Breakfast Club, possibly my favorite John Hughes 80s movie of all time, and the book is sprinkled with references to films by Mr. Hughes and other 80s tidbits, which I loved.
The characters were well-written, although the character development in certain cases (okay, most) was extremely predict ...more
If you are anything like me you try your very best to block out any and all memories of high school. Those four years were quite possibly the ...more
I loved how the book ended up - pretty much where ...more
Hell, it's not even that long-awaited autobiography of Jim Kerr I've been waiting to see published. I'm particularly interested in the Chrissy Hynde years, obviously.
I never realized until just this moment that I am exactly four days older than Patsy Kensit.
Anyway, just kidding--I bought this book because Jancee Dunn's memoir, But Enough About Me was charming as all getout and also because I met her in person ...more
Instead, this book was one of those "get the rug pulled out from under you, return to the safety of the familiar, regress to hard, then figure out it's all okay" kinda books. I realize that's under-selling the book, and p ...more