• You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried

  • The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation
  • By: Susannah Gora
  • Narrated by: Kelli Tager
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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You can quote lines from Sixteen Candles ("Last night at the dance my little brother paid a buck to see your underwear"), your iPod playlist includes more than one song by the Psychedelic Furs and Simple Minds, you watch The Breakfast Club every time it comes on cable, and you still wish that Andie had ended up with Duckie in Pretty in Pink. You're a bonafide Brat Pack devotee—and you're not alone.

The films of the Brat Pack—from Sixteen Candles to Say Anything—are some of the most watched, bestselling DVDs of all time. The landscape that the Brat Pack memorialized—where outcasts and prom queens fall in love, preppies and burn-outs become buds, and frosted lip gloss, skinny ties, and exuberant optimism made us feel invincible—is rich with cultural themes and significance, and has influenced an entire generation who still believe that life always turns out like an '80s movie.

You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried takes us back to that era, through Susannah Gora's interviews with key players such as Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Andrew McCarthy, and John Cusack, and mines all the material from the movies to the music to the way the films were made to show how they helped shape our visions for romance, friendship, society, and success.

©2010 Susannah Gora (P)2022 Tantor

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Brings me back to my teenage years! Fantastic Narration! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

If you grew up in the 80's and love John Hughes Films and the Brat Pack, you have to listen to this. It is sooooo good. So many behind the scene stories and fun facts about the films, the actors and the impact it had on our generation. I loved Kelli Tager's narration, she kept me interested throughout and did an amazing job quoting everyone with the perfect amount of characterization. This audiobook just left me feeling good and I feel like I know all secrets behind the scenes.