I have been a lover of pop culture since I can remember. When I was a child I read TV Guide from cover to cover. I always wanted loved reading and knowing about pop culture related and still do. After reviewing Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops, a book about trends of the 70s and 80s, I was happy to accept to review, The Toally Sweet ’90s, another book by the same authors. And while I was at it, I was also given Super Pop!: Pop Culture Top 10 Lists to review.
These two pop culture books are very different, yet I enjoyed them both. The Totally Sweet 90s is a light quick nostalgic read that you can browse for memories of the 90s. Super Pop is unlike any book or post of lists you’ve seen. Usually lists are quick and browsable, however Super Pop goes into much more depth than you would imagine.
The Totally Sweet ’90s: From Clear Cola To Furby and Grunge to “Whatever”, the Toys, Tastes, and Trends That Defined a Decade
Although I can’t believe the ’90s happened long enough ago to be nostalgic already, I had so much fun looking through this book. My sons were young kids during the 90s so I especially enjoyed all the toys that they “had to have” such as:
- Tamagotchis (which they wanted me to babysit when they were at school)
- Slap Bracelets
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle everything
- Beanie Babies
- Drink the Kool-Aid: Touch stones for Quirky, Like-Minded People (Freaks and Geeks)
- Catch a Predator (And More): Procedurals to Aid in Nearly Every Endeavor (All The President’s Men)
- Stop Talking Bad: Models of Soulful, Incisive, Hard-Hitting Dialogue (The Philadelphia Story)
- Go Where Everybody Knows Your Name: The Best Places to Hang Out for an Hour (Parks and Recreation) Yes Cheers is on the list but that was too obvious.