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Quick Pick: December 2, 2016

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searching for john hughesSearching for John Hughes: Or Everything I Thought I Needed to Know about Life I Learned from Watching ’80s Movies by Jason Diamond

Diamond’s charming, honest story of a broken home and big dreams will resonate with any child of the 1980s. While growing up in an abusive household in Chicago, Diamond religiously watched the films of John Hughes, hoping to some day escape to NYC and write a book about the director. This is his story about how following your dreams can take you in unexpected directions while quietly leading you to where you need to be, and why no one can dictate who you are or what you’ll become. As Ferris said, “It’s so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.”

Backlist bump: Life Moves Pretty Fast: The Lessons We Learned from Eighties Movies (and Why We Don’t Learn Them from Movies Anymore) by Hadley Freeman

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