If you were a Jack Wagner fan in the 80's, this is a must. This was a quick read. Funny & touching.
Funny book - loved all the music references.
Great chic lit! elise juska is very good.
What an absolute crack-up, especially if you came of age in the 80's. The pop culture references will make you laugh out loud. The plot wears a little thin in spots but the shtick seems to carry it along. Very funny book to read for anyone who's thirtysomething!
This was just okay for me. I liked the 80s/90s pop culture references and the "fun" part of that. The story was a little too cute-sy for me. It also meandered off in a totally different direction at times. I felt like I was pulling it back into something coherent. Not a bad book, just not my favorite - I think it needed tidying up.
Very cute and funny. A quick read.
I really liked this book - a great read, especially for anyone who came of age during the 80s and 90s!
Couldn't get into this book. Someone else let me know if it gets better!
Fun summer read for fans of the 80s!
Did you grow up in the 80's? Then READ THIS!! It had tears coming from my eyes from laughing so hard. Just remembering some of the stupid things we did, said, and WORE were worth it!
It's all about a woman searching for her rock star soulmate.
It's a great book! Brought back so many memories, pleasant and unpleasant. I really enjoyed it.
Entertaining easy read about a girl dating a rockstar
Entertaining. A fun story about relationships with fun 80s references.
Hilarious book about a girl who just can't stop dating rock stars....
I love the 80's and I thought I would love this book. It was ok not one of the best I have read but a fun, light read!
Juska's first novel is as light and winning as a 1980s love song--and in its own way, as earnest. Eliza Simon is a 26-year-old copywriter who feels that life and love are passing her by. When she's not avoiding family dinners with her perfect sister, Camilla, or dissecting TV reruns with her friend Andrew, Eliza is writing a semiautobiographical book about dating "rock stars"--which for Eliza means everyone from Jack Wagner to the moody drummer who won her heart at the high-school talent show. In a series of hilarious (and sometimes painful) flashbacks, Eliza reminisces about the rock stars she has known and loved, including, of course, Jack Wagner, whose image she lovingly steamed onto a T-shirt when she was in the fifth grade. Juska's references to 1980s girlhood are perfect, as when Eliza remembers herself on a date with a high-school boyfriend "dressed in some senseless combination of long underwear and men's boxer shorts." A funny and endearing addition to the "single girl in the city" genre. Meredith Parets
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Cute. A perfect beach read.
I loved this book! I am from the Philadelphia area and I am in my early 30s like the author so I could totally relate to everything she talked about in the book. People who don't live in the Philadelphia area will also be able to relate to the relationship things!
Eliza wants to date a rock star-though she uses the term loosely. They don't hae to be famous, just intense. Pierced. Tragically stubbled. Yet none of the guys she meets comes close to the object of her original rock-star crush: actor/crooner Jack Wagner. When her latest catch turns out to be another wannabe, Eliza begins to realize love is nothing like her favorite 80's song.
This was a fun book. It has a refreshing ending. And I love that the main character is a little quirky and independant.
I was SOOOO disappointed in this book. After reading the synopsis, I thought it would be a story about a girl dating musicians with some cool musical references thrown in (the part about the mix tape). Wrong. The musical aspects were an afterthought, at best. The main character just seemed whiny and the "emotional triple whammy" would barely rock the world of mature people. Plus, if you're going to have a pop culture reference in the title, you should be sure the pop culture references in the book are correct...and there were a couple glaring mistakes (Full House took place in San Francisco, not Seattle.) Although the author tries to point out why the theme of the book changed, the entire book read as self-indulgent.