The Naughty Nineties by David Friend audiobook

The Naughty Nineties: The Triumph of the American Libido

By David Friend
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26.44 Hours 09/12/2017 Unabridged
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Summary

Summary

A sexual history of the 1990s when the Baby Boomers took over Washington, Hollywood, and Madison Avenue. A definitive look at the captains of the culture wars -- and an indispensable road map for understanding how we got to the Trump Teens.

THE NAUGHTY NINETIES: The Triumph of the American Libido examines the scandal-strafed decade when our public and private lives began to blur due to the rise of the web, reality television, and the wholesale tabloidization of pop culture.

In this comprehensive and often hilarious time capsule, David Friend combines detailed reporting with first-person accounts from many of the decade's singular personalities, from Anita Hill to Monica Lewinsky, Lorena Bobbitt to Heidi Fleiss, Alan Cumming to Joan Rivers, Jesse Jackson to key members of the Clinton, Dole, and Bush teams.

THE NAUGHTY NINETIES also uncovers unsung sexual pioneers, from the enterprising sisters who dreamed up the Brazilian bikini wax to the scientists who, quite by accident, discovered Viagra.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This thoughtful and ridiculously entertaining book will surely solidify the ’90s as America’s most embarrassing decade.” Dave Eggers, New York Times bestselling author
“A guiltily entertaining, impressively scholarly, and often laugh-out-loud witty account of the decade that ended a century—and millennium—with more than a few bangs.” Christopher Buckley, New York Times bestselling author
“A brilliantly researched and uproariously written romp…Viagra, Brazilian Wax jobs, home-brewed pornography, Fox News, O. J. Simpson, and the birth of reality TV are all expertly grabbed by the scruff-of-the-neck. An instant American Studies classic!” Douglas Brinkley, author of The Great Deluge
“A saucy, outrageous…delicious new book.” Elle
“If sex had a defining feature in the 1990s, it was ubiquity. In his new book The Naughty Nineties: Triumph of the American Libido, David Friend locates that decade as the moment when Americans finally brought sexuality into the open, realizing the promise of the sexual revolution of the 1960s and coming ‘to accept themselves as profoundly sexual creatures.’ It was an era of sexual fads and experimentation: the booty call, the Brazilian wax, and the sex tape belong to the 1990s.” New York Review of Books
“[A] rollicking history…[An] insightful and compulsively readable overview of America’s hormonal coming of age.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A witty, comprehensively researched time capsule from an unforgettable age of excess, scandal, and sex.” Kirkus Reviews
"[A] gossipy retrospective of…the sexual politics as well as the pains and pleasures of the 1990s.” Library Journal
“How I loved this book! The Naughty Nineties is a raucous ride through the 20th century’s closing decade—an impressive sweep of social and cultural history in an era dominated by instant communication and gratification that presages our turbulent times. David Friend brilliantly captures the social and sexual revolution that came home to roost in the 1990s and left little to the imagination!” Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize–winning author
“This is a rare literary gift: living, breathing history that is also a page turner, written with elegant candor and humor and passion that jump off the page. Amazing. Fabulous. I can’t say enough about this book.” Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award–winning author
“Written with wit, zest, and subtlety, this is cultural history at its best. I’d lived through the decade, but not until I’d read The Naughty Nineties did I come to appreciate how boldly, and creepily, those years had foreshadowed the messy and bewildering moment we are in now. Nathaniel Philbrick, National Book Award–winning author
“David Friend’s lively and authoritative study of millennial vulgarity and sleaze is (among other things) an excellent primer for the Age of Trump.” Martin Amis, author of The Moronic Inferno

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Author

Author Bio: David Friend

Author Bio: David Friend

David Friend, a journalist, culture critic, and Emmy Award–winning documentary producer, is the author of Watching the World Change: The Stories behind the Images of 9/11.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 26.44
Audience: Adult
Language: English