Life Moves Pretty Fast: The Lessons We Learned from Eighties Movies (and Why We Don't Learn Them from Movies Anymore)

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$17.00  $15.64
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Simon & Schuster
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Pages
352
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781501130458

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About the Author

Hadley Freeman is a columnist and writer for the Guardian newspaper in the UK. She was born in New York and lives in London. Her books include Life Moves Pretty Fast, The Meaning of Sunglasses, and Be Awesome, and her work has appeared in Vogue US and UK, New York magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and many other publications.

Reviews

"I love movies, Hadley Freeman and everything she has to say."--Judy Blume
"An entertaining--and reaffirming--walking down memory lane for those of us who've worshipped at the Church of Molly Ringwald, and new initiates."--Chelsea Cain, New York Times bestselling author of One Kick
"Addicting...Life Moves Pretty Fast is a delightful collection of humorous, witty and sometimes poignant life lessons. It's smart, clever and creative, much like the films on which it is based."--Associated Press
"Ms. Freeman's love for the films she discusses is often infectious"--The Wall Street Journal
"In this love letter to '80s popcorn cinema, Guardian columnist Freeman breaks down the life lessons that she gleaned from the work of John Hughes, John Landis, and John Cusack, among many others...she uses anecdotes from her own life, interviews with actors and filmmakers, and feminist-flavored social commentary to drive home the continuing relevance of the films, which include Back to the Future, Dirty Dancing, and Ghostbusters. Freeman amply demonstrates why the hits of three decades ago are still beloved of many--not least for their now- nostalgic sound track choices and core themes of life, love, and friendship...informative and humorous."--Publishers Weekly
"With lists such as the best montages of the decade, this book will inspire readers to rewatch their favorite 1980's films with a more appreciative (and critical) eye."--Library Journal