Idols of Our Youth : Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuations That Changed Their Lives Paperback
Edited by Elizabeth Searle, Tamra Wilson
Idols of Our Youth explores a significant, but overlooked. part of growing up: crushes on Teen Idols and how those experiences influence our lives.
This is the first such collection of essays by women writers, highlighting idols from Elvis Presley to the Beatles to Michael Jackson and dozens in between. Idols of Our Youth offers a romp through the past 50 years of pop culture with intimate insights about girl culture and celebrities and how such formative experiences can have long-lingering effects on choices in adulthood-romantic and otherwise.
This sisterhood of notable writers-B. A. Shapiro, Ann Hood, Leslea Newman, Jill McCorkle, Breena Clarke and dozens more-examines the adolescent attachments with both tenderness and humor. With a foreword by Peter Noone, Herman of Herman's Hermits, the panoply of musings spotlights 40 entertainers of various stripes who captured the hearts and imaginations of future writers when they were most vulnerable.
Idols of Our Youth illustrates the undeniable impact of celebrity role models on the female psyche.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 152 pages
- Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
- Publication Date: 28/02/2018
- Category: Popular culture
- ISBN: 9781476669120