Searching for John Hughes

Searching for John Hughes

For all fans of John Hughes and his hit films such as National Lampoon’s Vacation, Sixteen Candles, and Home Alone, comes Jason Diamond’s hilarious memoir of growing up obsessed with the iconic filmmaker’s movies—a preoccupation that eventually convinces Diamond he should write Hughes’ biography and travel to New York City on a quest that is as funny as it is hopeless.

For as long as Jason Diamond can remember, he’s been infatuated with John Hughes’… (more)

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Searching for John Hughes is a book not only for fans of Hughes’ movies and 1980s pop culture, but also for any creator out there looking for hope and inspiration.

Diamond’s tragicomic memoir attempts to offer readers some important life lessons, but falls short with its self-pity and solipsism.

Diamond helps us — with an assist from that wise bartender — understand that our love for these flawed, wonderful movies was never really about John Hughes at all. It was about us the whole time.


Book Details  


Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (November 29, 2016)

Language: English


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