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I Want My MTV by Craig Marks
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Dec 12, 2011

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Read from December 12 to 28, 2011

It was...ok. One problem for me is that this may not have been the right book for me to read about MTV's history. What I found throughout almost all of the last half is that where I wanted more detail (about House of Style or Unplugged) there just wasn't much to really say about them. There's a boat load of comments about the excess of the early hard rock/new wave videos, but that just goes on and on and on. I'm perplexed an editor didn't get these writers to tighten that up quite a bit.

In addition, there is no breakdown of the chapters by years...unless you remember that the contents break it out that way, but the actual text does not. So often I was lost as to what time frame the book was discussing.

Despite all of that, I did finish it, and I enjoyed a number of the anecdotes, but it just wasn't the compulsive read I was hoping for. I was continually lost as to which executive was which, and who was angry with whom, etc.

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Alicia You'd rather have details on House of Style over new wave videos? What's wrong with you?

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