We celebrate 1982, the first book by broadcaster, writer, musician and producer Jian Ghomeshi. Join the host and co-creator of the national daily talk program Q on CBC Radio One and CBC TV for a look at young love, young heartache, conformity, and the nature of cool.
In 1982, the Commodore 64 computer was introduced, Ronald Reagan survived being shot, the Falkland War started and ended, Michael Jackson released Thriller, Canada repatriated its Constitution, and the first compact disc was sold in Germany. And that’s not all. In 1982, Jian Ghomeshi blossomed from a naive fourteen-year-old trying to fit in with the cool kids to something much more: a naive eyeliner-wearing, fifteen-year-old trying to fit in with the cool kids. Don’t miss this entertaining cultural history of a crazy era of glam, glitter and gender-bending fads and fashions.