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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Casuals
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'"Three things happened at the dawn of the 1990s that would change everything about how we had lived before. We graduated high school, Microsoft shipped Windows 3.0 and America started the Gulf War. We became adults in the 1990s. The start of the world gone mega. Gone global. Gone mad. We became The Casuals and this is our story."

'The Casuals is the story of the life and times of one young woman′s journey through the last two decades of the 20th century; from her pop-fuelled adolescence in the 1980s to a full-blown grunge ride in the 1990s, Sally Breen is the girl your mother warned you about. A charged and heady exploration of sex, drugs and pop culture, it is also a meditation on loss, death and grief as the author struggles to reconcile her place in a chaotic world. Sally Breen gives voice to her generation; those somehow smashed in between all the Xers and Ys -- maybe lost, maybe beat, but most of all casual.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication:
    For old boys and new boys

    for

    John & Hayden Breen

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Fourth Estate , 2011 .
      Extent: 372p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 August 2011.
      ISBN: 9780732293055 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Of Fame and Heartbreak Hanna Gatt , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 22 January 2012; (p. 7)

— Review of The Casuals Sally Breen , 2011 single work autobiography
Little Girl Lost on the Outer Edge Catherine Ford , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 August 2011; (p. 36)

— Review of The Casuals Sally Breen , 2011 single work autobiography
You Only Live Once Trent Dalton , 2011 single work biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 - 7 August 2011; (p. 17-19, 25)
An Extended Puberty Without the Blues Felicity Plunkett , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 August 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of The Casuals Sally Breen , 2011 single work autobiography
An Extended Puberty Without the Blues Felicity Plunkett , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 August 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of The Casuals Sally Breen , 2011 single work autobiography
Little Girl Lost on the Outer Edge Catherine Ford , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 August 2011; (p. 36)

— Review of The Casuals Sally Breen , 2011 single work autobiography
Of Fame and Heartbreak Hanna Gatt , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 22 January 2012; (p. 7)

— Review of The Casuals Sally Breen , 2011 single work autobiography
You Only Live Once Trent Dalton , 2011 single work biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 - 7 August 2011; (p. 17-19, 25)
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