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Sunday, 01 July 2012



Alot of young designers reference the late 80's/early 90's Hollywood Metal scene, but no-one has really delved into the lives of the kids who populated it. That is until now. This is going to be THE must read book for Summer 2012. Written by my very correct friend Mandana Towhidy, it perfectly captures the essence of one of my all time favorite scenes in a very modern and not at all retro way. Here's the teaser -

ARCADIA —- a Metal novel by Mandana Towhidy
(perfect bound/paperback, 214 pages)

Populated by rockers, Deadheads, misfits, skinheads, Goths, surfers, preppies, cheerleaders, and jocks, ARCADIA by Mandana Towhidy is a Fast Times at Ridgemont High for the Metal years.  It's an honest story of Ronnie and her friends (Ezze, Tess, Ash, and Syd), teen girls in the heart of the Hollywood Metal scene during the late 80s/early 90s, ruling it in their own way, with or without the boys, and having the time of their lives: scrounging dimes for burritos, ducking the hallway narcs, getting stoned in the parking lot, and hitching rides to the next party to get wasted, all before noon on a school day. And in the world of Hollywood where more is all you need, Ronnie discovers happiness in Metal and friends and learning to see through the games and the "perfect-ness" of it all. Long Hair Rocks...Again!

the book release date is JULY 8TH, 2012



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thx, dear's THE MUST SUMMER READ? WELL...maybe along with FUKT TO START WITH. ;) xxxxx mt

Posted by: mandana t | Jul 1, 2012 10:06:23 PM

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