No one captured the teen portion of the eighties as poignantly as writer-director John Hughes. Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Some Kind of Wonderful are timeless tales of love, angst, longing, and self-discovery that illuminated and assuaged the anxieties of an entire generation.
Fondly nostalgic, filled with wit and surprising insights, don't you forget about me contains original essays from a skillfully chosen crop of novelists and essayists on the films' far-reaching effects on their own lives an irresistible read for anyone who came of age in the eighties (or just wishes they did).
Featuring new writing from:
Steve Almond * Julianna Baggott * Lisa Borders * Ryan Boudinot * T Cooper * Quinn Dalton * Emily Franklin * Lisa Gabriele * Tod Goldberg * Nina de Gramont * Tara Ison * Allison Lynn * John McNally * Dan Pope * Lewis Robinson * Ben Schrank * Elizabeth Searle * Mary Sullivan * Rebecca Wolff * Moon Unit Zappa
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About the Author
Jaime Clarke is the author of the novel We're So Famous, published in 2001. He is a cofounder of Post Road, a national literary magazine based out of New York and Boston, and teaches creative writing at Emerson College in Boston.
Table of Contents
Foreword Ally Sheedy xi
Introduction Jaime Clarke 1
John Hughes Goes Deep: The Unexpected Heaviosity of Ferris Bueller's Day Off Steve Almond 5
A Slut or a Prude: The Breakfast Club as Feminist Primer Julianna Baggott 15
Enchanted Night: The Magic of Sixteen Candles Lisa Borders 25
On Weird Science Ryan Boudinot 35
You Look Good Wearing My Future, or the Sexually Ambiguous Best Friend T Cooper 47
Blowing it My Sixteen Candles Quinn Dalton 59
Can't Help Falling in Love Emily Franklin 67
Pretty in Penury Lisa Gabriele 76
That's Not a Name, That's a Major Appliance: How Andrew McCarthy Ruined My Life Tod Goldberg 86
Which John Hughes Character Are You? Nina de Gramont 96
La Vie en Rose: Pretty in Pink Tara Ison 106
Ferris Bueller: An Infatuation, a Life Lesson, and One Harmless Family Adventure Allison Lynn 116
Real Men Don't Eat Quiche: The Woes of Ferris Bueller and His North Side Buddies John McNally 129
I Dated Molly Ringwald, Sort of Dan Pope 139
The Ghost of Ally Sheedy Lewis Robinson 149
My Mary Ben Schrank 155
The Scream, With Lip Gloss Elizabeth Searle 162
Make a Wish: The First Kiss Lasts Forever Mary Sullivan 173
In What Way Does The Author's Use of the Prison Symbolize...?: A Deep Ego-Identification with Ferris Bueller Rebecca Wolff 184
How John Hughes Altered My Life Moon Unit Zappa 192
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved most of the essays in this little book. As a young adult of the 80s, and a huge John Hughes film fan, this book was a nice blast from the past.