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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
Summary
A writer at The Onion A. V. Club assesses pop culture as experienced during his life, from a childhood marked by a mental hospital and foster home, to his adult efforts to reconnect with the family that abandoned him, to his pursuit of a career in entertainment journalism
Additional physical form
Also available on the Internet.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
321439
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rabin, Nathan
Dewey number
306.0973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rabin, Nathan
  • Journalists
  • Popular culture
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir brought to you by pop culture
Label
The big rewind : a memoir brought to you by pop culture, Nathan Rabin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Scribner nonfiction original hardcover."
Contents
Introduction: Experience Male Genital Mutilation in a Celebratory Environment -- "King Without a Crown" / My Summer Among the Hasidim -- The Genius of Escapism: Sullivan's/ Travels / Nathan's Bogus Journey Through the Awkward Years -- El Pollo Loco, el es el hombre!: Girl, Interrupted / Cold Chillin' at the Nuthouse -- The Awful Intensity of the Moment: The Great Gatsby / The Wolfsheims -- The Burrito Pimp of the Soup Kitchen and Son: The Catcher in the Rye / Crash-Landing at Winchester House -- The Blood-Splattered Punchline: In Utero / The Prepubescent Trickster God of Rogers Park -- Lukewarm Crawlspace Vermouth: The Chronic / The Group Home -- The House Slave and Nat Turner, or It All Comes Out in the End: Apocalypse Now / The Long, Strange Reign of King Herschel -- Wayne the Video Store Vampire: Reservoir Dogs / Blockbuster -- She Really Worked Me Over: Good, She Was a Credit to Her Gender "Maggie May" / Emma G -- You Must Be the Jew: "Brick" / Judy -- One of Us, One of Us!: Freaks / Le Shithole -- The Walking Dead Like Me: The Charm of the Highway Strip / The Chapter Where I Go AWOL from My Life -- A Woefully Premature Happy Ending: 8 Mile / Permanent Temporary Happiness Forever -- You Know Mom's Crazy, Right?: Grey Gardens / Meeting BM -- Fresh Kid Turned Rotten: "What's Up, Fatlip?" / Fear and Self-Loathing in Madison Living Like a Gypsy Queen in a Fairy Tale "My Old School" / Twin Trips to the Whorehouse -- I Enjoy Talking to Famous People: Don't Look Back / Tales Beyond the Transcript -- Yesterday I Was a Sun God: The Bad and the Beautiful/Head Producer Guy -- Confessions of a Moderately Likeable Gay Everyman: "Homer's Enemy" / Zorianna Kit -- Let the Omnisexual Fuckfest Begin!: Weekend / The Story of a -- Please Don't Confront Me with My Failures, I Have Not Forgotten Them: Siskel & Ebert / Siskel & Ebert & Roeper & Ridley & Z & Me
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
xviii, 342 p.
Isbn
9781416556206
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2008034049
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781416556206
  • (OCoLC)242564800
Label
The big rewind : a memoir brought to you by pop culture, Nathan Rabin
Publication
Note
"Scribner nonfiction original hardcover."
Contents
Introduction: Experience Male Genital Mutilation in a Celebratory Environment -- "King Without a Crown" / My Summer Among the Hasidim -- The Genius of Escapism: Sullivan's/ Travels / Nathan's Bogus Journey Through the Awkward Years -- El Pollo Loco, el es el hombre!: Girl, Interrupted / Cold Chillin' at the Nuthouse -- The Awful Intensity of the Moment: The Great Gatsby / The Wolfsheims -- The Burrito Pimp of the Soup Kitchen and Son: The Catcher in the Rye / Crash-Landing at Winchester House -- The Blood-Splattered Punchline: In Utero / The Prepubescent Trickster God of Rogers Park -- Lukewarm Crawlspace Vermouth: The Chronic / The Group Home -- The House Slave and Nat Turner, or It All Comes Out in the End: Apocalypse Now / The Long, Strange Reign of King Herschel -- Wayne the Video Store Vampire: Reservoir Dogs / Blockbuster -- She Really Worked Me Over: Good, She Was a Credit to Her Gender "Maggie May" / Emma G -- You Must Be the Jew: "Brick" / Judy -- One of Us, One of Us!: Freaks / Le Shithole -- The Walking Dead Like Me: The Charm of the Highway Strip / The Chapter Where I Go AWOL from My Life -- A Woefully Premature Happy Ending: 8 Mile / Permanent Temporary Happiness Forever -- You Know Mom's Crazy, Right?: Grey Gardens / Meeting BM -- Fresh Kid Turned Rotten: "What's Up, Fatlip?" / Fear and Self-Loathing in Madison Living Like a Gypsy Queen in a Fairy Tale "My Old School" / Twin Trips to the Whorehouse -- I Enjoy Talking to Famous People: Don't Look Back / Tales Beyond the Transcript -- Yesterday I Was a Sun God: The Bad and the Beautiful/Head Producer Guy -- Confessions of a Moderately Likeable Gay Everyman: "Homer's Enemy" / Zorianna Kit -- Let the Omnisexual Fuckfest Begin!: Weekend / The Story of a -- Please Don't Confront Me with My Failures, I Have Not Forgotten Them: Siskel & Ebert / Siskel & Ebert & Roeper & Ridley & Z & Me
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
xviii, 342 p.
Isbn
9781416556206
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2008034049
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781416556206
  • (OCoLC)242564800

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