My Year of Flops (Paperback)
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My Year of Flops (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 11/11/2010
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In the beginning, Nathan Rabin set out to re-examine infamous films that are reviled for the sheer weight of their failure: whether it was bad acting, bad directing, bad writing, or the colossal amount of money spent to produce them. "My Year of Flops," Rabin's column, appeared regularly in The A.V. Club, the entertainment section of The Onion, starting in early 2007, and it became so popular that he extended his experiment indefinitely. In many cases, he agrees with popular opinion and therefore labels the film a "Failure." However, as we all know, failure can often be fascinating, in which case, Rabin calls the results a "Fiasco"-from The Bonfire of the Vanities to Waterworld to Elizabethtown. Better, still, are the films that emerge from the ashes and turn out to actually be pretty good. Those are the "Secret Successes." Some of these include The Wiz, Heaven's Gate, Joe Vs. the Volcano, and even everyone's favourite film flop punch line, Ishtar.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781439153123
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 294 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Jon Krakauer's writing is beyond vivid. You FEEL the cold of Everest as your read his words. "Into Thin Air" is a harrowing journey, well worth your time. I've also heard great things about Nathan Rabin's "My Year of Flops"."

-Aziz Ansari


"Nathan Rabin's "My Year of Flops" is like watching a genius nurse a score of frightened, wounded baby birds back to life--a superhuman level of care and compassion lavished on That Which Never Had A Right To Exist. Truly brilliant."
Patton Oswalt, author of "Zombie Spaceship Wasteland""
Jon Krakauer's writing is beyond vivid. You FEEL the cold of Everest as your read his words. Into Thin Air is a harrowing journey, well worth your time. I ve also heard great things about Nathan Rabin's My Year of Flops.
Aziz Ansari"
"Nathan Rabin's book is funnier than John Travolta's facial hair in Battlefield Earth. He's a brave man for undertaking this dangerous mission and returning alive with a highly entertaining tale."
--A.J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically
"Nathan Rabin's My Year of Flops is like watching a genius nurse a score of frightened, wounded baby birds back to life--a superhuman level of care and compassion lavished on That Which Never Had A Right To Exist. Truly brilliant."
--Patton Oswalt, author of Zombie Spaceship Wasteland
"Nathan Rabin is all-knowing (without being smarmy), open-and kind-hearted (without being sappy), and he'll make you laugh on every page. You can't have a better friend sitting next to you as you watch these glorious atrocities."
--Mike Sacks, author of And Here's the Kicker and SEX: Our Bodies, Our Junk
"Jon Krakauer's writing is beyond vivid. You FEEL the cold of Everest as your read his words. Into Thin Air is a harrowing journey, well worth your time. I've also heard great things about Nathan Rabin's My Year of Flops."
--Aziz Ansari

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