It seems that many memoir/ fiction books about growing up in the seventies have come out in the past ten years. I know I have read a few – but Bad Haircut is the only one I remember enjoying and being moved by so much. Especially affecting is the story “Snowman”.
You may know Perrotta as the author of Election – on which a the surprisingly excellent movie was based on. You will know about him again soon when Kate Winslet and Jennifer Connelly star in the movie based on his latest novel Little Children (also a very good read). This one is my favorite though. I hope more people discover it.