This tongue-in-cheek book is a pop culture time capsule, celebrating and reliving the 1990s in all its tacky glory.
A flashback to the iconic pop cultural moments of the decade--this is history at its most irreverent and engaging. Any '90s kid will find themselves reminiscing over Nickelodeon classics, the Spice Girls, Furbies, Robin Williams in Flubber, Pokémon cards, Titanic's haunting tin whistle soundtrack, Jelly shoes, and Leonardo DiCaprio's floppiest hairdo on record.
Any millennial will tell you that the 1990s was the best decade to grow up in, even though many were still in diapers by the turn of the century. So much of '90s culture dictates ours today. Without Friends or Seinfeld, would our world still turn? If Nirvana hadn't made it big could grunge have ever reached the masses? Can anyone even pass a driving test without training in Mario Kart??
For the staying power of '90s pop culture, we have the Internet to thank. Kids of the '90s found themselves on the forefront of an online revolution, being the first to discover the distracting capabilities of the Internet. So, it's little surprise that meme culture is heavily steeped in references of the '90s. It's precisely these pop fanatics who will totally delight in this hella-illustrated throwback.
Jo Stewart is an Australian writer whose work has been featured in Monocle, Lonely Planet, VICE, and more. She writes about pop culture, travel, nature and history. Jo is the author of I Can Get Paid For That?, published by Smith Street Books.