Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Teaser Tuesday - October 15th, 2013


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read 
  • Open to a random page
  •  Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  •  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) 
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My Teaser:

"That's what many people remember about the 1980s:  neon fashions, the jumbled faces on a Rubik's Cube, Duran Duran videos on MTV.  But the real spirit of the decade was the valorization of work:  relentless industry as the supreme virtue."

~ p. 48, "Last Night at the Viper Room:  River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind" by Gavin Edwards

8 comments:

  1. OMG I totally want this book. I had a crush on River when I was a kid. Sad he died so young.....

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    1. It's pretty interesting. Not boring at all, like sometimes memoirs or biographies can be.

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  2. Oooh, what an interesting book! I hadn't heard about it before! Happy reading!

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    1. It is very interesting!! Thanks for commenting.

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  3. I know how this book ends.

    kidding. :) I just picked up an autobiography this week. I can't wait to just read something real for once. Great teaser!

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    1. It's kind of like the Titanic movie. :-)

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  4. +JMJ+

    That's a great quote! I love analysing pop culture, so that line is the sort of thing which would make me pick up this book. It's great when a biography can put a famous person in the context of the times in which he lived. =)

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    1. I think that is what made it so much more interesting to read than biographies can often be.

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