1982Book - 2012
In 1982 I blossomed from a naive fourteen-year-old trying to fit in with the cool kids to something much more: a naive eyeliner-wearing, fifteen-year-old trying to fit in with the cool kids. So writes Jian Ghomeshi in 1982. It is a memoir told in intertwined stories of the songs and musical moments that changed his life. Obsessed with David Bowie, the adolescent Ghomeshi embarks on a Nick Hornbyesque journey to make music--as well as his dream girl, Wendy--the centre of his life. Back then acceptance meant being cool, and being cool meant being Bowie. And being Bowie meant pointy black boots, eyeliner, and hair gel. Add to that the essential all-black wardrobe and you have two very confused Iranian parents, busy themselves with gaining acceptance in Canada against the backdrop of the revolution in Iran.
Publisher: Toronto : Viking, ©2012
Branch Call Number: 909.828 GHO 2012
Characteristics: 284 p
Alternative Title: Nineteen eighty-two