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Valley Girl: Childhood in the 80's
Pop some pink bubblegum and turn up the boom box: It's time to visit the 1980's. Crazy cartoons, wacky food, crackhead-like candy and the most important decision of a pre-teen's life: new wave or heavy metal? Jelly shoes or checkerboard Vans? Growing up in California's San Fernando Valley in the 80's was chock full of sunshine and skateboards, but author Amy Asbury takes u ...more
Paperback, First, 200 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by Estep & Fitzgerald
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Mar 21, 2013 Kristen rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Children of the 80's
Reading this book is like tripping down the path of my own childhood memories with a really hilarious friend! There were so many sections I highlighted because they were so funny, and the author made me remember a few things I'd long since forgotten. I feel a strong kinship with the author because she too has a strong love for Sizzler cheese toast! :) If you grew up in the 80's or just want an idea of what it was like, this should definitely be on your reading list!
Amy Asbury is the author of two memoirs, both of which have garnered an international following. The Sunset Strip Diaries tells of her teen years on Hollywood's most famous street, a place where musical history is made and the party never ends. The follow up book, Confetti Covered Quicksand, tells of the stark fallout from those wild years, and of her struggle to reinvent herself. Her third book i ...more