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My Year of Flops

My Year of Flops

The A.V. Club Presents One Man's Journey Deep into the Heart of Cinematic Failure

Edited by: A.V. Club
In 2007, Nathan Rabin set out to provide a revisionist look at the history of cinematic failure on a weekly basis. What began as a solitary ramble through the nooks and crannies of pop culture evolved into a way of life. My Year Of Flops collects dozens of the best-loved entries from the A.V. Club column along with bonus interviews and fifteen brand-new entries covering everything from notorious flops like The Cable Guy and Last Action Hero to bizarre obscurities like Glory Road, Johnny Cash’s poignantly homemade tribute to Jesus. Driven by a unique combination of sympathy and Schadenfreude, My Year Of Flops is an unforgettable tribute to cinematic losers, beautiful and otherwise.
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  • Scribner | 
  • 288 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439160312 | 
  • October 2010
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Based on the A.V. Club column, MY YEAR OF FLOPS is Nathan Rabin's romp through the most notorious movies in history -- he pities the genuine failures, enjoys the spectacular ones, and exhumes the hidden gems. Let's give second chances a chance.

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Nathan Rabin
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Nathan Rabin

Nathan Rabin is a staff writer for The Dissolve, a new film website from the popular music website Pitchfork. Previously, he was the head writer for The A.V. Club, the entertainment guide of The Onion, a position he held until recently since he was a college student at University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1997. Rabin is also the author of a memoir, The Big Rewind, and an essay collection based on one of his columns, My Year of Flops. He most recently collaborated with pop parodist "weird Al" Yankovic on a coffee table book titled Weird Al: The Book. Rabin’s writing has also appeared in TheWall Street Journal, Spin, The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, Nerve, and Modern Humorist. He lives in Chicago with his wife.

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