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The Resource Searching for John Hughes : or everything I thought I needed to know about life I learned from watching '80s movies, Jason Diamond

Searching for John Hughes : or everything I thought I needed to know about life I learned from watching '80s movies, Jason Diamond

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Searching for John Hughes : or everything I thought I needed to know about life I learned from watching '80s movies
Title
Searching for John Hughes
Title remainder
or everything I thought I needed to know about life I learned from watching '80s movies
Statement of responsibility
Jason Diamond
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For all fans of John Hughes and his hit films such as National Lampoon's Vacation, Sixteen Candles, and Home Alone, comes Jason Diamond's hilarious memoir of growing up obsessed with the iconic filmmaker's movies--a preoccupation that eventually convinces Diamond he should write Hughes' biography and travel to New York City on a quest that is as funny as it is hopeless. In Searching for John Hughes, Jason tells how a Jewish kid from a broken home in a Chicago suburb--sometimes homeless, always restless--found comfort and connection in the likewise broken lives in the suburban Chicago of John Hughes' oeuvre. He moved to New York to become a writer. He started to write a book he had no business writing. In the meantime, he brewed coffee and guarded cupcake cafes. All the while, he watched John Hughes movies religiously. Though his original biography of Hughes has long since been abandoned, Jason has discovered he is a writer through and through. And the adversity of going for broke has now been transformed into wisdom. Or, at least, a really, really good story. In other words, this is a memoir of growing up. One part big dream, one part big failure, one part John Hughes movies, one part Chicago, and one part New York. It's a story of what comes after the "Go for it!" part of the command to young creatives to pursue their dreams--no matter how absurd they might seem at first
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Diamond, Jason
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
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Read by Roger Wayne
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1984-
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Wayne, Roger
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  • Diamond, Jason
  • Journalists
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Searching for John Hughes : or everything I thought I needed to know about life I learned from watching '80s movies, Jason Diamond
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  • Blackstone: ZMc3x0
  • Blackstone: c3x0
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225860823
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (7 hr., 45 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781441728821
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • ZMc3x0
  • c3x0
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
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Requires the use of an MP3 enabled CD player or computer
Tape configuration
not applicable
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not applicable
Label
Searching for John Hughes : or everything I thought I needed to know about life I learned from watching '80s movies, Jason Diamond
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Blackstone: ZMc3x0
  • Blackstone: c3x0
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225860823
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (7 hr., 45 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781441728821
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • ZMc3x0
  • c3x0
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Requires the use of an MP3 enabled CD player or computer
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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