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Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?: The Lost Toys, Tastes, and Trends of the 70s and 80s Paperback – June 7, 2011
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—Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
"With entries like 'John Hughes Movies,' 'Judy Blume Books,' 'Love’s Baby Soft' and 'Pen Pals,' it’s hard not to go into a state of nostalgic euphoria while reading Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?"
—The Weekender, Wilkes-Barre, PA
"Gael Fashingbauer Cooper and Brian Bellmont are two people who obviously lived through and loved the '70s and '80s. They're funny and sharp, and their passion for pop jumps off the page."
—Whitney Matheson, USA Today Pop Candy
"A pop culture flashback"
—Jen Chaney, The Washington Post
"I was reading this book the other night and just howling at some of these entries."
—Rachel Martin, "All Things Considered," National Public Radio
"For those of us who think we're beyond the reach of pop culture, think again. It's hilarious to be reminded of how we were defined as a generation. I couldn't put Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? down and I couldn't stop laughing. As we used to say, 'Wow, what a trip.'"
— Pamela Sue Martin, author and actress, "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries"
"This book is one that I never knew I needed, but I soon realized that it's the book I've always wanted...if you're a pop-culture junkie, want to take a time machine back to your past, or just like reading humorous books, pick this one up for sure."
—Monique Jones, MoniqueBlog
“Some pages had me nodding my head in agreement while some pages were like one big blast of memories since forgotten. It's a total blast to read!"
"This thing is a box full of squeals of delight alternating with wistful oooohs of nostalgia."
—Lisa Parsons, The Hippo
"..anyone whose childhood included hours leafing through the Sears Christmas Wish Book and playing lawn darts should enjoy the book."
—Damian Penny, BlogCritics.com
"Every single page will remind you of something from your childhood. Sea Monkeys! That’s Incredible! Lik-M-Aid! What a fun way to revisit all of that stuff."
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Top Customer Reviews
It's a great gift--ridiculously cheap--but you'll find yourself picking it up again and again. Even my kids have been holed up on the couch this afternoon reading passages out loud.
Thanks for the memories, Gael and Brian!
The opening paragraphs of the entry on candy cigarettes immediately transported me back to my own chidhood; crazy eights, necco wafers, Laverne & Shirley, and all. It's not just a touching collection of memories, though, it's also a wonderfully written book full of hilarious commentary. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll remember that you're still mad at your brother for marking up the cards on your Mystery Date game. It's a great book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Giving this to my brother for Christmas. This is a good book for anyone who likes nostalgic giftsPublished 1 month ago by tate
Got the book in a very timely fashion and it's in great condition! It's going to make a fantastic xmas gift. Very pleasedPublished 2 months ago by jayschuk
Totally awesome and radical to the max. The only down side is that there aren't pictures for every entry. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jeff Kaos
reading this brings back so many memories of growing up. Well worth the pricePublished 6 months ago by Count de money
Fun to remember your childhood treats of the 80s. Nice to know what happened to some (good anecdotes)and that some are still available in specialty storesPublished 8 months ago by E W Puddle
This book is so hilarious. It really does take you down nostalgia lane, wondering what happened to this or what happened to that? Read morePublished 8 months ago by Casey K. Conrad
I'm 52 years old and I purchased three copies. I gave one to my friend and we talked about items in the book and laughed and laughed. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sandra Watkins
These authors have very little to say (large text and wide margins didn't fool our teachers either, remember? Read morePublished 8 months ago by Alex