BOOM! - A Baby Boomer Memoir, 1947-2022

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Sex, drugs, Rock ‘n’ Roll . . . and vanilla cream pie served by that waitress in The Neptune Diner who lives on in so many Tom Waits songs. Straight from the fridge – I Love Lucy meets The Sopranos in The Twilight Zone. From Elvis to Johnny Rotten, Neptune, New Jersey (with Greetings from Asbury Park) to Swinging London, Hipsters to . . . today’s, er, Hipsters. Some say ‘it all happened in the 60s’ but in BOOM! anthropologist and social historian Ted Polhemus shows how the roots of our (post) modern age penetrate back to the heady years just after WWII.If you like Mad Men, Blade Runner, American Graffiti, Blow-up, The Wild One . . . wish you’d caught Monk at Minton’s Playhouse in 1947, Springsteen at The Stone Pony in 1975 or The Pistols in London 1976 (or not) . . .Includes - Sources & Inspiration: Music, Film, TV, Fiction, Non-fiction- Do the timewarp with the 1947-2012 Timeline- Fire up your Kindle: 125+ music/film/tv/doc video links throughout [updated March 2014] - e.g. reading about Marlon Brando in The Wild One you click on the link and are taken to the original trailer for the film or reading about the birth of rock 'n' roll you get immediate access to all the key songs - This is an exciting, unprecedented way to read about and experience social history and pop culture. Other books by Ted Polhemus: Fashion & Anti-fashion, Streetstyle, Bodystyles, Popstyles, Style Surfing

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Expired Deals BOOM! - A Baby Boomer Memoir, 1947-2022 Sex, drugs, Rock ‘n’ Roll . . . and vanilla cream pie served by that waitress in The Neptune Diner who lives on in so many Tom Waits songs. Straight from the fridge – I Love Lucy meets The Sopranos in The Twilight Zone. From Elvis to Johnny Rotten, Neptune, New Jersey (with Greetings from Asbury Park) to Swinging London, Hipsters to . . . today’s, er, Hipsters. Some say ‘it all happened in the 60s’ but in BOOM! anthropologist and social historian Ted Polhemus shows how the roots of our (post) modern age penetrate back to the heady years just after WWII.If you like Mad Men, Blade Runner, American Graffiti, Blow-up, The Wild One . . . wish you’d caught Monk at Minton’s Playhouse in 1947, Springsteen at The Stone Pony in 1975 or The Pistols in London 1976 (or not) . . .Includes - Sources & Inspiration: Music, Film, TV, Fiction, Non-fiction- Do the timewarp with the 1947-2012 Timeline- Fire up your Kindle: 125+ music/film/tv/doc video links throughout [updated March 2014] - e.g. reading about Marlon Brando in The Wild One you click on the link and are taken to the original trailer for the film or reading about the birth of rock 'n' roll you get immediate access to all the key songs - This is an exciting, unprecedented way to read about and experience social history and pop culture. Other books by Ted Polhemus: Fashion & Anti-fashion, Streetstyle, Bodystyles, Popstyles, Style Surfing http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51wFfSSOqeL._SL160_.jpg
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