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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (742 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jancee Dunn Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Jancee Dunn won fans and hearts with her sparkling memoir But Enough about Me, detailing her transition from small-town square to hip journalist in the rocking 1980s. Now she channels her wit and humor into a story of the clash of cultures in the distinctive era in which she grew up.

Lillian Curtis, a thirty-something high-powered New York City television producer, finds her past and present colliding when she moves back in with her parents after a devastating divorce. There, in her old room, time seems frozen in 1988, with a Rick Springfield tape still on her dresser and Duran Duran posters hanging on the wall. Now, after twenty years away, she is forced to confront not only her ’80s nostalgia but also all the people she thought she’d left behind, including her high-school boyfriend.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “An eminently readable debut novel…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

  • “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.”


  • “[A] first-class piece of reunion lit…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.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 2/16/2014

    " Some parts of this book were simply fantastic (the author nailed the feeling of high school suburbia), but the main character never quite gelled for me. (How does a bitchy high school party girl morph into a delightfully wacky semi-recluse? The two sentence exploration didn't really do it for me.) The end felt very abrupt as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amy | 2/15/2014

    " i loved dunn's memoir. even though the cover and marketing of this book deterred me, i read it anyway. it was entertaining and funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brandi | 2/4/2014

    " I was a bit disappointed in this one because I kept hearing how funny it was... I didn't find it all that funny. I couldn't stop thinking how pathetic Lillian was and how I found her really unlikeable. That said, it was a quick mindless read and that's what I needed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jennifer | 1/29/2014

    " As a child of the 80s (I graduated in 1990), I enjoyed the flashback aspect of this novel. The music, the clothes, the teenage dramas.[return][return]However, the story seemed to drag on forever, full of constant, unnecessary name-dropping from the 80s. And Lillian started to get on my nerves, she was so intent on reliving her high school days. I wanted to yell at her a couple times to just grow up and move on already! What 38-year-old woman would act like this?[return][return]It was predictable too, as you just knew that Lillian would once again dump her not-so-cool friend to hang out with the popular girls at the reunion. And that she would miss the signs from the quiet, but good guy while she craved the attentions of the moody but popular bad boy who treated her like crap. Please.[return][return]Overall, I was somewhat disappointed. It was light reading, and had funny moments, but the main character was just too annoying. "

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