Searching for John Hughes: Or Everything I Thought I Needed to Know about Life I Learned from Watching ’80s Movies by Jason Diamond is a memoir of the author. This is Mr. Diamond’s first published book, but he has written for numerous publications.
- 304 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062424831
As a child of the 80’s, I asked to be on the tour for Searching for John Hughes: Or Everything I Thought I Needed to Know about Life I Learned from Watching ’80s Movies by Jason Diamond. I did not appreciate John Hughes while being a teenager, but I do so now and realize he was the voice of my generation.
The author’s infatuation with the famous writer and director goes well beyond anyone I know. During and after a troubled Chicago childhood, the author decided to write a biography of John Hughes, but he never really got to do simply do so. Instead he told everyone that this is what he’s working on, while working menial jobs in New York City.
The definitive biography of John Hughes became a memoir of Mr. Diamond.
I enjoyed reading the book, but there was nothing new in it. Mr. Diamond did not grow up in the 80’s so his experience of “John Hughes” is vastly different than the ones my generation experienced in real-time. I get the nostalgia factor, which is what Mr. Diamond seems to address, and his views are certainly valid, this just isn’t the book I thought it would be.
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