“As readable as it is informative, Susannah Gora’s book sets these influential films into a cultural and cinematic context—and provides compelling behind-the-scenes stories about the people who made them.”–Leonard Maltin
“A must-have for fans of ’80s teen flicks…what makes it so readable is the juicy, behind-the-scenes stuff.”– Mike Householder, Associated Press
“Gora interviews all the major actors and players anew, and knits together a narrative that, in the end, gives fans a clear, sound understanding of what commercial and cultural forces produced these films — “Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Say Anything” and more — and why they still mean a great deal to so many.” — Chicago Sun-Times
“I’ve become addicted to Susannah Gora’s new book, “You Couldn’t Ignore Me If You Tried,” her masterful documentation of Hughes and the Brat Pack films.” —Steve Spears, St. Petersburg Times
From the Hardcover edition.