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"Heartfelt and well told tales of Lolas and Golden Star burgers and escaping the suburbs with one's dreams intact." - Geddy Lee, RUSH
“1982 is a funny and compelling read … a nostalgic love letter to the 1980s …examining the meaThning of cool, and the role music plays in who we become and who we love.” - The Globe and Mail
“A truly great read.” - Toronto Star
“ is equal parts an exercise in Generation X nostalgia … romantic comedy and coming-of-age tale.” - National Post
Jian Ghomeshi is a broadcaster, writer, musician, and producer. He is the host of the national talk program Q on CBC Radio One and CBC TV. The show, which he co-created in 2007, now has the largest audience of any cultural affairs program in Canada. Ghomeshi was a member of the multi-platinum-selling Canadian folk-rock group Moxy Früvous. Born in England of Iranian descent and raised in Canada, Ghomeshi now lives in Toronto.
I am puzzled about why a person would think that others would want to read through 300 pages about normal adolescent life. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Dave
The reviews of this book are so harsh. There are repetitive moments, but truly, if you love music and remember the eighties, you will love this book. Read morePublished 21 months ago by mamatoabc
I enjoyed this book very much. Fun stories with some poignant moments. Some reviewers have noted that it can be repetitive, which is true, but if you read the chapters as... Read morePublished 22 months ago by to416
LMAO at all who paid for this book. I admire Jian's interviewing skills.
His essays make me ill and i am offended that he can preach to us on a public
network. Read more
As a teenager, I was obsessed with music. Most of us are at that age. But few of us turn their obsessions into fulfilling, inspiring, careers. Read morePublished on April 27 2013 by Andreina Romero
Was expecting a little more after all the hype. I am not loving the book and will likely not finish it.Published on March 27 2013 by Paul Orzech
Inoffensive and genial, humourous and humble, probing but easy-going, Jian Ghomeshi epitomizes the ideal radio host. Read morePublished on March 9 2013 by Reader Writer Runner