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A 1980s Childhood: From He-Man to Shell Suits
 
 

A 1980s Childhood: From He-Man to Shell Suits [Kindle Edition]

Michael A. Johnson
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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Do you remember trying to solve a Rubik's Cube whilst dressed in your He-Man picture pyjamas? Did you try to make 'cool' sound effects with your mouth like Jones from the Police Academy films? Or maybe you swooned over Scott and Charlene (aka Jason and Kylie)'s wedding of the year? If that sounds like you, there's no mistaking that you were a child of the eighties. Rev up your DeLorean, switch on the Flux Capacitor and take a cruise back through the decade that made you the person you are today. This amusing and entertaining collection of reminiscences will job the memories of all who grew up in the decade when greed was good, mullets were cool and white dog poo littered the streets.

About the Author

Michael A Johnson is the creator (and curator) of the UK's most popular nostalgia website www.DoYouRemember.co.uk, which allows people from all over the world to share their favourite memories of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. He is also the owner and director of a successful digital media agency.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1252 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (17 Aug 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008Y3RC92
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #90,636 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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MICHAEL A. JOHNSON is the creator (and curator) of the UK's most popular nostalgia website www.DoYouRemember.co.uk, which allows people from all over the world to share their favourite memories of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. He is also the owner and director of a successful digital media agency. He lives in Dorset with his wife and two children.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read This Book Before You Go-Go 9 Sep 2012
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I know its a bit of a cliche, but reading this book I have been taken on a fantastic trip down memory lane. There are so many objects, toys, experiences, smells and tastes (Hedgehog Crisps!!) in this book I had forgotten all about. Reading this had the memories all flooding back to me and nearly every one made me chuckle or smile. The author guided me through all the experiences in a gentle and humorous style. I hope Mr Johnson writes more in this vain. I will certainly be first in the queue! Thoroughly recommended!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Meh! 2 Jan 2013
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This book is pretty harmless although it could have been so much better.

I think another reviewer has already pointed out that there are a number of mistakes (such as in the write up for Yazz and the Plastic Population's The Only Way Is Up which was released in 1988, not 1983 as stated) The author also mentions about a gazillion times over, until it gets a bit irritating, that his favourite film is Back To The Future and all he ever wanted was a hover board.

Ultimately this is a long trawl through all the things that a boy born in 1977 can remember about the 1980's and for me (born in 1970) it was all a bit obvious. I fully except the fact that the author has only listed his personal favourite movies, songs, TV shows etc - as it's his book and his right to do so - and as he was a child throughout the decade I can forgive the lack of "less-blockbuster-more-adult-orientated-films" among the list of the decades finest, but there is no mention at all of the likes of The Empire Strikes Back, Tim Burton's BatMan, Die Hard, Terminator, Airplane!, Trading Places, The Karate Kid, Gremlins etc etc. Indiana Jones only gets a cursory glance whilst we are treated to great write up's of Back to the Future, and even, erm, War Games.

Once you've waded through the lists of stuff, that chances are you'll remember anyway, the author does turn his attention to personal experiences rather than telling us that he used to chew Bazooka Joe's and ride a Raleigh Grifter. The page and a half that deal with the reality of taking a school coach trip with the guarantee of community sing-a-longs (He goes for The Wheels on the Bus. I remember Found a Peanut), someone puking, emergency wee stops and at least one kid climbing on the wrong bus was true to life and did indeed bring back many memories.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Days! 27 May 2014
By Chez
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It's amazing what I've forgotten and this book reminds me of! An easy read to pick up anytime, ideal to spark a conversation amongst those of a similar age, or those with children who were born in the 80's. Well set out, in chapters relating to toys, fashion, television, music etc.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book 12 Mar 2014
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I managed to read this in a few days, I just couldn't put it down ! Took me right back to my childhood in the 80s. I will read it again and again
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 1980s childhood: From He-Man to Shell Suits 7 Dec 2012
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A fantastic journey down memory lane .Spoke about things that I had forgotten all about a complete pleasure will read again
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome 14 Feb 2014
By ssj2003
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Loved this book as it simply allowed me to recover all the wonderful memories of being young. Highly recommend this !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Smile - it's the 80s 10 Mar 2014
By pacem et amorem TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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If you remember the 1980s then this will be a little trip down memory lane. There were some things in here I didn't remember until I read this and it jogged my memory.
Full of fun, interesting little bits of 80s trivia, this will help you remember those distant childhood 80s days.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars an enjoyable quick read 11 Feb 2014
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Although I was born in the early 70s, I very much consider myself a child of the 80s and thoroughly enjoyed reminiscing along with this book
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Covers most things "80s" but I didn't care for the writing style
Nah. It's "OK" but is more like an essay of one guy's memories from the 80s. Most things are included but I just didn't like the writing style. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Archibald Snowy
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I was hoping this book would be full of memory evoking photos of all the great 80's stuff I'd forgotten about, unfortunately it's written like a dictionary/ encyclopedia, with a... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kennedy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
FANTASIC READ AND SOME GREAT MEMORIES THANKU MICK JOHNSON
Published 1 month ago by paul sargeant
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS book. What a great piece of nostalgia.
Published 2 months ago by Heather Pearson
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal gift
Lovely gift for my son. It certainly makes you remember your childhood. I would recommend this item.
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. Dva Beaumont
4.0 out of 5 stars 80's in a nutshell
If you were a kid in the 80's you will share a lot of the experiences and have similar memories.

A witty look at the 80's.
Published 3 months ago by muppet610
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brought back a lot of good memories!
Published 3 months ago by C Noble
4.0 out of 5 stars ... my children who had the 1980s childhood but I enjoyed remembering...
Its my children who had the 1980s childhood but I enjoyed remembering what we lived through
Published 3 months ago by J PHILLIPS
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent nostalgia and has brought back long forgotten memories of the 1980s.
Published 3 months ago by Mr. S. E. Gordon
5.0 out of 5 stars Like reading my own life story
For people of a certain age this book will hammer home some truly great memories, for the younger generations out there just read it and be envious of just how great our childhood... Read more
Published 4 months ago by John taylor
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