I loved, loved, loved this book. Chuck Klosterman’s The Nineties: A Book is a series of essays of varying lengths dealing with different aspects of the decade that was “bookended by falls – the fall of the Berlin Wall and the fall of the Twin Towers”. Covering everything from the definition of Gen X, to fax machines, to the murders of Tupac and Biggie, to the prevalence of TV and movie rentals, there is very little left uncovered.
As a person who spent her early teen years and childhood in the 1990s, there is much that I remember (the OJ Simpson trial and the Monica Lewinsky scandal) but didn’t really understand. This book helped me gain context for these and other events.
If you have any interest in non-fiction and lived through the ‘90s, I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It was fantastic.
Originally intended to simply focus on book reviews, over time, KaliDesautelsReads has morphed into its own entity.
I write about issues that are near to my heart, be they political, feminist, motherhood, mental health, or, as the title holds, books.
A thirty-something Canadian woman in my mid-thirties, I have been "super married" to my high school sweetheart since 2006, and together we have two crazy, clever, kind, hilarious, wonderful kids.
My first book - How Not To Blog: Finding Myself, One Post at a Time is available on Amazon (in eBook formats for you clever tech readers, and paperback for those of us who love that new book smell!)
I have tried a podcast - it's still on Apple and Google Podcasts - but writing is where my heart is.
My life changed dramatically when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in 2018, and I am now a writer for a leading Canadian Cancer Non-Profit.
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