Monday, December 30, 2013
The best decade!!
The Eighties: A Bitchen Time to be a Teenager!
By: Tom Harvey
2 out of 5
I was excited to read this book because I have always considered myself to be a child of the 80's - even if my high school years was more in the 90's. This book was not nearly as funny as I expected - my favorite part was the pictures - how could one forgot the ridiculously fabulous clothes and hairstyles of the 80's. Even though I could relate to some of the stories and memories - the Cabbage Patch and Garbage Pail kid phase, music - ghetto blasters, etc - I felt most of the stories would only be memorable to Tom himself - or his friends. This book was a case of "You had to be there" or it just wasn't as funny. Although I did appreciate a memoir about an ordinary person of the 80's versus someone famous, unearthly rich, or so successful he didn't need the book deal. Another great aspect of the book were the appendixes at the end - what great memories!
Harvey has written another book, Don't Fight with the Garden Hose and Other Lessons I've Learned Along the Way - visit his website at www.authortomharvey.com