One of the nicest parts of visiting the Retroist site is the simple gift of nostalgia. Anytime we feel like it we can pop over and enjoy those memories of days gone, whether that be from remembering a cherished toy, film, television show or some of our favorite music.
Which is why I was so glad when Marc Allie contacted me, asking if I wouldn’t mind reviewing his book I Was Geeky When Geeky Wasn’t Cool. I was more than honored because that is what his 80 page book is all about, the highs and lows of being a kid who grew up in the 80’s, that sweet nostalgia in all of its glory. Not that you need to be a child of the 80’s to enjoy Marc’s personable and honest recollections of his own youth.
Star Wars, the absolute importance of scheduling your Saturday morning cartoon viewing time, the epicness that was the V mini-series, Underoos (Batman Underoos for the win!), the fear of Junior High School, the Power of Love by Huey Lewis and many more moments of most of our youth are touched upon in Marc’s book. You may not have walked the exact path that the Author has but I bet it’s close enough to you own that you too will find yourself smiling as you are regaled by his discovery of the Shogun Warriors or the first taste of Role-Playing Games with Dungeons and Dragons in an elementary schoolyard. You will also probably experience that gut dropping dread when Marc talks of a wedding cake disaster or the agony of wanting to find Optimus Prime under the Christmas or how absolutely alien riding a school bus could be. These are just a few things in the book but they’ll give you a good idea what to expect when you read the book for yourself.
Most of all what Marc Allie does and does well in I Was Geeky When Geeky Wasn’t Cool is remind us how much importance we seemed to place in being “normal” or seen as one of the cool kids and DIDN’T it seem like such a heavy curse when we were younger…but that when all was said and done it truly didn’t matter at all.
I Was Geeky When Geeky Wasn’t Cool is available right this second over on Amazon for your Kindle for a mere $2.99! Marc should be proud of his book and it was an absolute blast to read through, I only hope that Marc will entertain the idea of making this a series of books in the near future.
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