UNPUTDOWNABLE – Test Reader Report on Justin Sheedy’s Upcoming Book, “Memoirs of a Go-Go Dancer”
Memoirs of a Go-Go Dancer, author Justin Sheedy’s long-anticipated sequel to Goodbye Crackernight – his warmly-received comic portrait of childhood in the suburbs of 1970s Australia – is set for release in the lead-up to this Christmas.
Sheedy is delighted to have received the Maiden Reader Response to Memoirs of a Go-Go Dancer: from test-reader, Colleen Dudley. She writes on Facebook…
“I was recently asked to proofread Justin Sheedy’s upcoming book Memoirs of a Go-Go Dancer. I did it in 3 days as the book was unputdownable.
“Justin’s sequel to Goodnight Crackernight, it is a portrayal of growing up in the 80s. An adolescent attempting to be a rock & roll singer, the threat of atomic apocalypse, a Wall coming down, unspeakable fashion styles, bad movies, and the personal heartbreak of a teenage lad and his first love.
“Relive the times vicariously through Justin’s Memoirs of a Go-Go Dancer – out in time for Christmas. I am sure you will find it as unputdownable as I did.”
Sheedy’s Facebook response…
“Your proofreading work & editorial tweaks were Stellar, dear Colleen. Book has gone off to the Typesetter this day. Plus, had a lovely reply this morning from John Doyle of “Roy & HG” in response to my sending him the section of the book featuring my 1st experience of the Roy & HG Oz comic phenomenon in 1988.”
MEMOIRS OF A GO-GO DANCER! Justin Sheedy’s first job out of school was a symbol of his rebellion against the 1980s – a decade so lame it cried out for any other. Crackernight, the annual fireworks festival of his childhood, was gone. So was childhood. Justin’s teenage would be a search for new fireworks. He would find them. In his legendary schoolteachers, in questioning his elders, in playing rock and roll, in marching against nuclear madness, and in that scariest of all things known to Man: GIRLS. And all that was before he became a Go-Go Dancer! Then the fun really started.
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