I expected this book to be about the reasons people have turned their back on main stream politics and are now not interested in voting. Instead I it was more about how men have reacted to feminism and have come over all childish and bloke.
Can you remember where you were when the Tory's won the 1992 election? I can still picture it 20 years on - a kind of funereal silence descended on the house and it wasn't until YouTube had been invented that I saw the funny side of Kinnock's 'We're Alright!' speech. What happened between now and then has been left in something of a dark fuzz, and it was only when I read this excellent (and delightfully short) book on the fallout from that night that I properly pieced those two decades back together, from BritPop to Spitting Image, from Jack Dee to Alan McGee, there is an unbelievable wealth of reference here, and full of those 'I remember that' moments, that makes it the perfect 30 minute read on the bus on the way to the pub quiz.
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I would love to be able to read this but am stuck because I don't have a kindle and can' t get my kindle for ipad to work. Oh please can we have it in paper? - one of those old fashioned book things that people of this demographic were brought up using. I heard the author talking on Start the Week and thought it a really interesting point, as someone of the same age. Every contemporary who was politically active when we were young is not now. I think the politics of the eighties was so unappealing there was no space for reasonable thinking people. I don't really think it was the 1992 election.