This pop culture infused memoir is an entertaining jaunt into Rabin's dysfunctional childhood.
I really enjoyed this book - and would compare it in style and "entertainment value" to another of my favorites, "Running With Scissors" by Augusten Burroughs.
It was easy to get through this book; I laughed aloud nearly every page and could not put it down.
I looked up this author because I liked what he wrote about a film I was interested in (Short Term 12). I am so glad I did. I've admired Mr. Read morePublished 4 months ago by AWayWithWords
I found this book to be funny, intelligent, touching, well-written, and very entertaining. I highly recommend it. Read morePublished on December 2, 2010 by Kris
Nathan's roller coaster childhood is chronicled in a way that makes you care about someone you don't even know. Read morePublished on November 25, 2010 by Todd Franiuk
This is a great book. Nathan Rabin had a screwy childhood, and he was saved by pop culture. I know, it sounds like a cliche, but in this case, it's true. Read morePublished on November 13, 2010 by Phoebe60613
I'm not a regular Onion reader. Nor am I a follower of the A.V. Club. Nathan Rabin, therefore, is an unknown to me. He's the head editor of the A.V. Read morePublished on May 14, 2010 by missed
Its hard not to see "The Onion" on the book and not think humor right off the bat. However, a read on the back cover alerts you to the pitfalls of this memoir and the extensive... Read morePublished on May 6, 2010 by Meredith
Messed up childhood/adulthood biographies are pretty popular these days, and Onion movie critic, Nathan Rabin takes a stab at it in his book The Big Rewind. Read morePublished on March 24, 2010 by Stanley Runk
This is only the second time I've posted a review on Amazon after several years of purchases, and I'm doing it now because I can't recall the last time I came across such an... Read morePublished on October 12, 2009 by William Fear
This book is one of the funniest books I have ever read. Not many people can make their stay in a mental institution into a funny situation but Nathan manages to do so. Read morePublished on October 6, 2009 by H. Gold