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Fast Times at Ridgemont High Paperback – September 15, 1981
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The condition of the book was ok overall, but I knew what I was buying.
The author walked the halls in a proper uniform of tennis shoes, jeans, t-shirt and backpack and blended in as best that he could while he transcribed everything and everyone around him. In this book you will discover: Brad Hamilton, the guy would takes pride in his fries, Damone, who has already mastered" "The Attitude" Mark Ratner, still hoping to nix the tie, Stacy Hamilton, listening to every pearl of wisdom about sex that Linda Barrett would describe in the lunch room while 15 year old boys observed from the un-cool tables and gazed at still-developing, female-type chests with big wide eyes of teenaged lust. And then, at last we arrive at Mister Hand's classroom where Jeff Spicoli is looking at a history textbook drawing cartoons with bloodshot eyes trying to figure out if this Thomas Jefferson dude was cool or extremely bogus.
What makes this book and the movie that followed it as the classic American story of teenagers coping with life as teenagers in a world they didn't create is that this ain't: "Leave it to Beaver" or: "The Brady Bunch." This is the truth about what you gotta put up with when you are pimply-faced loser to the rest of the world and the kid that cannot score tickets for the Zeppelin concert at The Forum next month. This is the day-by-day journal of horny and wasted semi-adults who don't have a clue of what their future holds before them. This book is an accurate account of what music makes sense and which car you gotta drive to take a girl (a real one, not an inflatable one!) up to the point to have any chance to score.
There are many more stories found inside this book than the ones that made it onto the script of the very popular and most excellent film that followed this most fantastic book. Ridgemont ROCKS!!! And this is an outstanding document of what went down there.
FIVE STARS !!!