Searching for John Hughes: Or Everything I Thought I Needed to Know about Life I Learned from Watching 80s Movies is Jason Diamond’s memoir of being a Jewish kid from a broken home in a Chicago suburb — sometimes homeless, always restless — who found comfort and connection in the likewise broken lives he saw in the suburban Chicago of John Hughes’ oeuvre. His obsession with Hughes eventually convinced him to write a book-length biography of his favorite filmmaker, despite lacking any qualifications, training, background, platform, or direction. The quest to do so is as hilarious as it is hopeless when it takes Diamond to New York City, where the reality that some dreams are not meant to come true, and that some books are not meant to be written, finally sinks in.
Searching for John Hughes
- From the Publisher
May 16, 2016
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