John Hughes

Jason Diamond on accidentally writing his memoir, 'Searching for John Hughes'

Jason Diamond on accidentally writing his memoir, 'Searching for John Hughes'

Jason Diamond’s debut book wasn’t supposed to be a memoir. The writer and Rolling Stone sports and culture editor started out trying to write a biography of his childhood idol John Hughes, director of the films “Home Alone,” “16 Candles,” “The Breakfast Club,” “Pretty In Pink” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and the hero of Diamond’s hometown of Chicago.

The project didn’t go anywhere, but it provided the inspiration for “Searching for John Hughes: Or Everything I Thought I Needed to Know About Life I Learned From Watching '80s Movies,” Diamond’s memoir, published in November by William Morrow. The book recounts Diamond’s troubled childhood in the Chicago suburbs, his experiences...

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