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By Jian Ghomeshi

ISBN-10: 0143186558

ISBN-13: 9780143186557

In 1982 the Commodore sixty four computing device was once brought, Ronald Reagan survived being shot, the Falkland battle began and ended, Michael Jackson published mystery, Canada repatriated its structure, and the 1st compact disc used to be offered in Germany. And that's no longer all. In 1982 I blossomed from a naive fourteen-year-old attempting to slot in with the cool young children to anything even more: a naive eyeliner-wearing, fifteen-year-old attempting to slot in with the cool kids.

So writes Jian Ghomeshi during this, his first e-book, 1982. it's a memoir informed throughout ten intertwined tales of the songs and musical moments that modified his existence. captivated with David Bowie ("I desired to be Bowie," he recalls), the adolescent Ghomeshi embarks on a Nick Hornbyesque trip to make tune the centre of his lifestyles. recognition intended being cool, and being cool intended being Bowie. And being Bowie intended pointy black boots, eyeliner, and hair gel. upload to that the fundamental all-black dresser and you have got very careworn Iranian mom and dad, busy themselves with gaining recognition in Canada opposed to the backdrop of the revolution in Iran.

It is a bittersweet, heartfelt publication that recollects awkward moments resembling Ghomeshi's functionality because the "Ivory" in a college construction of Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney's Ebony and Ivory; a stakeout the place Rush was once rehearsing for its global journey; and a memorable day on the Police picnic of 1982. tune is the jumping-off position for Ghomeshi to debate younger love, younger heartache, conformity, and the character of cool. whilst, 1982 is an wonderful cultural heritage of a loopy period of glam, glitter, and gender-bending fads and models. And it really is certainly the 1st rock memoir by way of a Persian-Canadian new waver.

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