Sorry - I know you are going to have that song in your head all day now, but this book trailer for Allison Pearson's new novel is a lot of fun to watch and at any rate should take your mind momentarily off the winter weather. I Think I Love You is the story of two young girls, Petra and Sharon, who are absolutely crazy about David Cassidy and planning to sneak off to see him in concert. Also in attendence is a young writer who works for the pop star's fan magazine. Decades later, the characters all meet again on a trip to Las Vegas where the two friends - now in their forties - finally get to meet their teen idol. But will it still mean as much?
I think we can all relate. In the trailer many of my U.S. Random House colleagues - including designer Chip Kidd and Julia Child editor Judith Jones - confess their own teenage crushes. For me - my tween crush was Donny Osmond. Yes, I'm embarrased to admit that I even had purple socks in his honour. And then I moved on to Simon Le Bon. And Cary Grant. It's still Cary.