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

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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
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Paperback, 176 pages
Published October 15th 1996 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Kristin
May 03, 2010 rated it liked it
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I only read this because it's in my school library... and it shouldn't be. It's a funny book with lots of random 80s info, but it has lots of cussing and other stuff that is inappropriate for middle schoolers.
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Jun 20, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who came of age in the 80's
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I came of age in the 80's. Well, I graduated in from high school in 1989, so at least I had my teenage years during the 80s. This book reminds me of the pop culture of that time period and brings back a lot of memories.
Marissa
Oct 15, 2012 rated it liked it
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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.
Rosa
Jul 13, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Any male or female who likes eighties pop culture.
I didn't know that this book had a list of what was popular in the eighties and what was not.
Sheryl
Dec 19, 2011 rated it it was ok
A fun review of the pop culture and history of the 80s.
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