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The big rewind : a memoir brought to you by pop culture, Nathan Rabin

Label
The big rewind : a memoir brought to you by pop culture
Title
The big rewind
Title remainder
a memoir brought to you by pop culture
Statement of responsibility
Nathan Rabin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As a child and teenager, Nathan Rabin viewed pop culture as a life-affirming form of escape. Today, pop culture is his life. For more than a decade, he's served as head writer for A.V. Club, the entertainment section of The Onion. In The Big Rewind, Rabin shares his too-strange-for-fiction life story. From a psilocybin-addled trip to the Anne Frank House to having focus groups for his movie-review panel show opine that all the male critics seemed 'gay' and that the show as a whole was 'too gay,' Rabin discusses his personal evolution in prose as hilarious as it is unexpectedly poignant. Using a specific song, album, book, film, or television show as a springboard to discuss a period in his life, Rabin recounts his heartwarming tale of triumph over adversity with biting wit and unwise candor. The pop culture touchstones Rabin uses here reflect his broad frame of reference with comic dissertations on The Simpsons, The Catcher in the Rye, Dr. Dre, Grey Gardens, The Great Gatsby, the Magnetic Fields, the uncanny parallels between Ol' Dirty Bastard and John F. Kennedy, and how the stock market mirrors the pimp game. Rabin writes movingly about how pop culture helped save him from suicidal despair, institutionalization, and parental abandonment -- throughout a childhood that sent him ricocheting from a mental hospital to a foster home to a group home for emotionally disturbed adolescents. The Big Rewind is also a touching narrative of a motherless child's search for family and acceptance and a darkly comic valentine to Rabin's lovable, hard-luck dad. Featuring cameos by Billy Bob Thornton, a vomiting Topher Grace, and Barack Obama, The Big Rewind chronicles the surreal journey of Rabin's life and its intersection with the dizzying, maddening, wonderful world of entertainment" -- from publsiher's description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rabin, Nathan
Dewey number
306.0973
Index
no index present
LC call number
E169.Z83
LC item number
R33 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rabin, Nathan
  • Journalists
  • Popular culture
Label
The big rewind : a memoir brought to you by pop culture, Nathan Rabin
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Publication
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 342 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028723725
Label
The big rewind : a memoir brought to you by pop culture, Nathan Rabin
Link
Publication
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 342 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028723725

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