Don’t You Forget about Me: A Novel

By Jancee Dunn
Read by Carrington MacDuffie

7.73 Hours 07/29/2008 unabridged
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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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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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.” People
“[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

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Author

Author Bio: Jancee Dunn

Jancee Dunn, a writer for Rolling Stone since 1989, was a correspondent for Good Morning America and an MTV veejay. She has written for GQ, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, the New York Times, and many other publications. Her first book, a memoir titled But Enough about Me, was published in 2006. She lives in Brooklyn.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English