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

Author: Nathan Rabin
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Nathan Rabin; Nathan Rabin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan Rabin
ISBN: 9781416556206 1416556206
OCLC Number: 242564800
Description: xviii, 342 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Experience Male Genital Mutilation in a Celebratory Environment --
The Genius of Escapism --
¡El Pollo Loco, el es el hombre! --
The Awful Intensity of the Moment --
The Burrito Pimp of the Soup Kitchen and Son --
The Blood-Splattered Punchline --
Lukewarm Crawlspace Vermouth --
The House Slave and Nat Turner, or It All Comes Out in the End --
Wayne the Video Store Vampire --
She Really Worked Me Over Good, She Was a Credit to Her Gender --
You Must Be the Jew --
One of Us, One of Us! --
The Walking Dead Like Me --
A Woefully Premature Happy Ending --
You Know Mom's Crazy, Right? --
Fresh Kid Turned Rotten --
Living Like a Gypsy Queen in a Fairy Tale --
I Enjoy Talking to Famous People --
Yesterday I Was a Sun God --
Confessions of a Moderately Likeable Gay Everyman --
Let the Omnisexual Fuckfest Begin! --
Please Don't Confront Me with My Failures, I Have Not Forgotten Them.
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From the head writer of "The Onion's" entertainment column comes a painfully funny memoir as seen through the sturdy prism of pop culture. Through music, books, films, and television, Rabin shares  Read more...

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"[The Big Rewind is] written with [Rabin's] trademark humor, quirkiness and self-deprecation. It's an homage to pop culture." --"USA Today"

 
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