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Makes me smile,
This review is from: Where Did it All Go Right?: Growing Up Normal in the 70s (Paperback)
Where Did It All Go Right? - Growing up normal in the 70s. Andrew Collins' memoirs of his normal nontraumatic childhood and teenage years in Northampton, smallish East Midlands town. An answer to all the McCourts, Pelzers and co. with their misserable childhoods.
And normal sertainly doesn't meen boring. Before I started reading the book just thinking about it made me smile/laugh. Collins writes in a very funny/entertraining way, and I enjoyed every page of the book. My 70s were the (glorious) 90s, but still I sometimes see my own childhood in this book. People who grew up in the same time, in the same country and are of the same gender as Collins are likely quaranteed to get loads more flashbacks of course. But I find also the differenses interesting. The school system totally different to the Finnish one, the Action Man Games (in stead of the doll and Barbie ones), the 70s punk era...
Ace book! ;)