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Don't You Forget About Me by Jancee Dunn
Jul 29, 2008 | ISBN 9780345507457

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"Steeped in ‘80s-era references, the flashback elements of Lily’s tale are breezy, reliably tacky fun…but unexpected moments of tenderness give the story heart." — People Magazine

"Dunn’s deft sense of pacing and her old-fashioned niceness make Don’t You Forget About Me a breezy, entertaining summer read that never insults the reader’s intelligence." – LA Times

"An eminently readable debut novel … offers a funny, tender profile of a confused woman who must go back to move forward. Those looking for a summer read with substance — especially women whose teenage days coincided with Ronald Reagan and Wham! — should look no further."— New Jersey Star-Ledger

"Intelligent chick lit about a divorcee who moves back in with her parents." — Newsweek

"In addition to being an impressive treasure trove of cultural references both high and (frequently) low, Jancee Dunn is also a tender novelist. Don’t You Forget About Me is wistful, graceful, and seriously funny."
— Meg Wolitzer, author of The Ten-Year Nap

"Memoirist (But Enough About Me) and Rolling Stone writer Dunn turns in a first-class piece of reunion lit. After her husband announces “I’m bored by our life” and leaves, childless Manhattanite Lillian Curtis, almost 38, takes a sabbatical from producing Tell Me Everything!—a talk show geared toward senior citizens—and heads for her childhood home in Morristown, N.J., to lick her wounds. The break is suggested by Tell Me‘s wise star Vi Barbour (“Vi is short for vibrant!”), whom Lillian adores, and it gives Lillian a chance to attend her class of ’88 high school reunion and reclaim her old self. Lillian’s old boyfriend, Christian Somer, is still single, still hot and in town, and getting smashed at the beach and making out might be just the thing. The setup is beyond familiar, but Dunn’s delicious wit enlivens this sparkling dramedy, depicting the perils of trying to recapture a John Hughes–era past that doesn’t belong in the present." – Publisher’s Weekly

Praise for Jancee Dunn’s acclaimed memoir But Enough About Me: How a Small-Town Girl Went from a Shag Carpet to the Red Carpet

“Blessed with self-deprecating wit, Dunn is an irresistible narrator whose eccentric family, dear friends, and disastrous ex-boyfriends are as entertaining as the megastars she has built a career on profiling.”
–Entertainment Weekly

“An inside look at being a celebrity journalist . . . The chapters alternate between entertaining set pieces . . . and considerations of what it means to be an aging rock chick.”
–The New Yorker

“This disarmingly funny memoir . . . allows readers to live vicariously as Dunn reveals tricks for getting stars to spill.”

“Incredibly funny . . . I loved this book from start to finish.”
–Curtis Sittenfeld, author of Prep

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