“Reading Slimed is like taking a trip back to summer camp to see your old friends. Mathew Klickstein has captured the outrageous, inventive, and crazy times of early Nickelodeon, and the stories are sweeter than a mug of bug juice. A nation of Nick fans will salute his shorts.”
—Steve Slavkin, creator of Salute Your Shorts
“Somewhere between a tribute, a belated yearbook, and an autopsy, Slimed! attempts to figure out–with the help of nearly 200 performers, writers, producers, and execs who worked at the network between 1985 and 2000–how a fledgling channel with virtually no original programming identified, captured, and entertained the hell out of its preteen demographic…. Slimed! is the best kind of blast from the past: dishy, unwholesome, and thought-provoking enough to make you question your own memories.”
—The Village Voice
Slimed! explores the behind-the-scenes drama of controversial shows like Ren & Stimpy and the family lives of its child stars, but it also reveals the network’s unconventional programming and knack for recruiting up-and-coming talent (Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins was on the writing staff for Clarissa Explains It All)—as well as the secret ingredients to the network’s famous green slime.
—The Atlantic, Fall Books Preview
“Culture isn’t all serious business—sometimes it’s just good fun.”
—Publisher’s Weekly, Top 10 Social Sciences pick