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As If!: The Oral History of Clueless as told by Amy Heckerling and the Cast and Crew | Jen Chaney
Will we ever get tired of Clueless? Ugh, as if!Acclaimed pop culture journalist Jen Chaney celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the classic films release in the first book of its kind, weaving together original interviews with writer and director Amy Heckerling; key cast members, including Alicia Silverstone (Cher), Paul Rudd (Josh), Stacey Dash (Dionne), Donald Faison (Murray), Elisa Donovan (Amber), Wallace Shawn (Mr. Hall), Twink Caplan (Ms. Geist and associate producer); and other crucial Clueless players like costume designer Mona May, casting director Marcia Ross, director of photography Bill Pope, former Paramount chairwoman Sherry Lansing, and many more. Cast and crew also pay heartfelt tribute to the late Brittany Murphy, who lit up the screen as Chers protge, Tai. Chaney explores the influence of Jane Austens Emma as the unlikely framework for Heckerlings script, the rigorous casting process (including the future stars who didnt make the cut), the functional yet fashion-forward wardrobe, the unique slang that drew from the past and coined new phrases for the future, the sun-drenched soundtrack that set the tone, andabove allthe massive amount of work, creativity, and craft that went into making Clueless look so effortlessly bright and glossy. As If! illuminates why plaid skirts and knee socks will never go out of style, and why Clueless remains one of the most beloved comedies of all time.
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I finally found this Pop at a reasonable price! (I also had a spirited debate with myself as to whether this should be posted under this book or Jane Austen‘s Emma.)

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#alltheyoungdudes | This song will always remind me of the grungy skater boys scene in Clueless. 🎥: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Xevjs_dtkk8

The attached oral history is a must-read for Clueless fans. 💛


Mtroiano This looks awesome. 11mo
businessmermaid Oh I must read that oral history. 11mo
Lizpixie Love this movie!💕 11mo
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Cinfhen Another movie I‘m dying to see as a Broadway musical 🎭🎼🎻❤️great choice 11mo
britt_brooke @Mtroiano @businessmermaid As If! is such an interesting and nostalgic read. 💛 The graphic novel was decent, but didn‘t blow me away. 11mo
britt_brooke @Lizpixie It‘s my favorite! 11mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen This would be an amazing musical! 11mo
trueisa4letterword Aww that oral history has been on my Goodreads TBR since I made an account! 11mo
britt_brooke @trueisa4letterword 💕 It‘s a good read!! 11mo
Blaire Nice choice. One of my all-time favorite movies! 11mo
britt_brooke @Blaire Thanks! Same here. 💛 11mo
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I had no idea this book existed. But now that I do, I really must read it! Clueless was my coming of age jam! 🕶👗💋👛 My favorite Emma retelling/#playingcupid story ever! Such good memories! #literarylove

vkois88 #Stacked bc I didn't know this was a thing either, but I need it now that I do 😂😂😂 12mo
Weaponxgirl Clueless is amazing and Paul Rudd is obviously immortal 12mo
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As if! All I want to do is go rewatch Clueless now. This was a fun insider look at the making of a now classic film.

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Cher Horowitz - the ultimate in #CaliforniaGurls? #HeatOfJuly

Cathythoughts I absolutely loved the movie 💕 2y
BarbaraBB Perfect 😘 2y
Cinfhen 🏆🥇my daughter just told me CLUELESS is coming to Broadway🙌🏻❣️#TotallyMustSee 2y
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I loved this book. I love listening to actor commentaries on movies and reading all the trivia on IMDb, and this was a magical combination of both, where no one‘s commentary was cut off, there was no dead air, and the trivia had been copy edited. Can not recommend this enough to other fans of the movie. 5/5 #mayreads #popculture #adaptations

Erika13137 Girl guide cookies! 2y
keys_on_fire This was a really fun book! 2y
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“We rang the doorbell and the door opened automatically, electronically, and there was a pug in a sweater at the front door. Then a few minutes later, a housekeeper came to the door and said: ‘How can I help you?‘” Steven Jordan on trying to find the perfect location for Cher‘s house
Can you imagine? 🤣

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1. Clueless 🎬
2. also Clueless 💕
3. The Wedding Planner 💍
4. Extra buttery popcorn 🍿

#ManicMonday @JoScho

BeckyK Ahhhh Clueless 😍 2y
JoScho Clueless is so fun. Such a connection to my teen years. 2y
BookishBlonde12 Yes!!! 2y
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Txdmarie Clueless is a great fun film!!!!! 2y
Reviewsbylola Clueless is such a classic. 2y
Grzebra My favorite Jane Austen adaptation! 2y
Christine11 ❤️ The Wedding Planner ! 2y
Purrfectpages I wonder if you like Clueless 😉 I do too! 2y
britt_brooke @Christine11 I just adore that movie. So predictable, but so cute. 2y
britt_brooke @Beckykearns @JoScho @BookishBlonde12 @Txdmarie @Reviewsbylola @Grzebra It‘s so well done. I highly recommend the tagged book. It‘s an oral history of the film. 2y
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Second day of the month and I‘m already behind on photo challenges! Now for a little catch up...

When Clueless was released in 1995, my nine year old self thought that Cher was the epitome of a #ModernGirl. I lost track of how many times I watched the movie, but I one point I probably could have recited the entire thing from memory. Looking forward to spending some time with this book at some point this year.

@Cinfhen @batsy

Cinfhen Ha!!! You know it's a Broadway show??! My daughter's roommate's sister is part of the cast!!! 2y
batsy Love this! 💜 I was obsessed with it to the point of being able to recite lines from memory, too 😂 2y
Wilkie Amber: Ms. Stoeger, my plastic surgeon doesn't want me doing any activity where balls fly at my nose.
Dionne: Well, there goes your social life.
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megt @Cinfhen I heard about that! How cool to have a connection to someone in the show! 2y
megt @batsy at one point, some friends and I would just sit on the playground reciting scenes to each other. At least we had each other in our obsession! 2y
megt @Wilkie ha! I always loved Dionne‘s comebacks (even when I was too young to totally understand them). 2y
rather_be_reading i just bought this! 2y
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Movie related more than book-although one day I will read the tagged book about the making of the film. Dark Chocolate Raspberry Hearts ?are my movie-inspired dish for the blogger monthly movie food event I take part in. Inspired by December's pick Clueless & Cher, because "Anything you can do to draw attention to your mouth is good."?There's fresh raspberries & a slightly globby white chocolate & strawberry drizzle. Link to blog post/recipe??

AmyG The hearts sound delicious ❤️ 2y
rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ "Clueless" (and chocolate ?)! 2y
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OriginalCyn620 Clueless is one of my favorite movies! 2y
kalinichta Ah, but Clueless is an updated version of Emma, so still book-related! 2y
Mdargusch Love everything about this! 2y
shanebeth those look amazing. Clueless is seriously my favorite movie. 💗 2y
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Day 25 #SeasonsReadings2017 #MerryChristmas Closing out Christmas night (it's only about 7:30 PM here) with a dinner of popcorn 🍿& a movie. 🎥 I need to rewatch Clueless as it's December's pick for my monthly movie food blogging event--not a hardship because I own it, love it & I think I already know what my movie-inspired dish will be. If you celebrated, hope you had a Merry Christmas 🎄or if not, a Happy Monday. ❤️ Can you find the🐱photobomb?

batsy My first thought was, "Where's Max?" ?? 2y
Reggie Lol he‘s so cute. 2y
BookBabe I love that movie! Is there any food in it? I only remember lots of super cute outfits. 2y
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DebinHawaii @batsy @Reggie I didn't realize he was in the shot (his backside at least) until after I took it. 🤣😹 2y
DebinHawaii @BookBabe Surprisingly there is some food & drink in it, although not much. Sometimes those turn out to be the most fun movies for this event anyway--just to see how people get creative! 😀👍 2y
slategreyskies That movie!! The tube of cookie dough burning in the oven! 😂 2y
DivineDiana What a fun concept- movie/ food event! ❤️ 2y
TaylorMay Such a fun movie. Yes. Please tell us more about this food and movie event! Sounds like fun 2y
DeeBReader I love this movie so much. Great lessons in it that are inspiring. 2y
RealLifeReading One of my favourite movies! 2y
DebinHawaii @slategreyskies That's one of my favorite parts! 🤣 @DivineDiana It is lots of fun! 😀 @DBReader @RealLifeReading It is such a great movie! 🎥❤️ @TaylorMay It's called Food 'n Flix & a bunch of food bloggers watch a (often food-related but not always) movie each month & make & post a dish inspired by it. Here's a link to the details: http://www.foodnflixclub.com 👍 2y
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Day 15 #AndItsAugust #TwoWordTitles A quick grab at my books yielded this stack of two-word titles. With the exceptions of White Fur & American Gods, these are all #TBR. As I am typing this I spy even more... Final Girls, Farmer Boy, Strange Contagion, Wedding Girl, Norse Mythology, Bell Canto, The Hobbit... who knew how many two-word titles I own!?! 📚📚📚😆📚📚📚

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This oral history is a must-read for Clueless fans! 💛#KidsInAmerica #90sInJuly

rubyslippersreads ❤️ that movie! 😊 2y
Purrfectpages Nice! 2y
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alanacristin I'm loving this one! 😍 2y
Cinfhen Great movie.... 2y
britt_brooke @Purrfectpages @alanacristin @Cinfhen It's my favorite movie! 💛Today's prompt took me immediately to the opening scene where #KidsInAmerica is playing. 😉 2y
DebinHawaii Hah! I was totally going to use this book & opening scene in Clueless for this one too! Good pick! 💕💕💕 2y
LibrarianJen Love Clueless! 2y
Cinfhen Clueless & Mean Girls are both pretty awesome although I'm still #An80sGirl 2y
Jess7 Great choice! 2y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Here's where I admit that I've still never seen Sixteen Candles or Pretty in Pink. 😱 2y
britt_brooke @LibrarianJen @jess7 Such a great movie! 💛 2y
Cinfhen No!!!!! You gotta watch them #MollyRingwaldRules 2y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen I know! I'm so ashamed, lol. One of these days I'll finally watch them. 2y
BekaReid Brings back memories! Clueless was such a fun movie...as was Pretty in Pink 😉 2y
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#JuneTunz #smellsliketeenspirit A 90s song about teen revolution & a book about the making of a 90s movie filled with spirited teen characters. I love Clueless for its clever, well-done adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma. Both Emma Woodhouse & Amy Heckerling's modern-day Cher Horowitz are definite drama queens so they are my pick for the #characters2017 photo challenge #dramaqueen prompt too! Double photo prompt post for the multitask win! 💖💖👍😆

LibrarianRyan You are so right. 🤓👍 3y
Bookzombie Great pick! 3y
kspenmoll 😍🎉 3y
Cinfhen As if!!! LOVE IT 💕😊my daughter stills loves this movie & Mean Girls...she quotes them all the time😂Great pick & fabulous multitasking ❣️❣️❣️ 3y
Purrfectpages Clueless will always be a classic! 3y
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#riotgrams Day Thirteen: #pinkcovers Here are some of my favorite pink covers.

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Bookjuggling with my currently sleeping while sitting upright wee reading companion babe. As If being an easier read than the Japanese baby food cookbook beneath it which I'm attempting to translate line by line 😝#BRAINFUEL #mommyreads

scripturient We have the same Lamaze toys. 😂 My son still loves them even though he turned three yesterday. 🤣 3y
alanacristin @scripturient that's great to hear! He's loved them since he was wee but i like to think he (mostly) has toys that will be interesting for awhile 😀 3y
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OK, not really a book, but Clueless has to be my #favjaneaustenadaptation #seasonsreadings2016

AngelErin One of my favorite movies! 3y
B.Reader I think it totally counts! What a classic. 3y
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If clueless had a book in the 90s and then a game was based off of that book. #day17 #90stoy #octphotochallenge #mallmadness #asif

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I literally can't stop buying cheap ebooks. #litsyrules #ihaveaproblem 😂📚😂📚

JustTrish I feel you 3y
TheNextBook The Oregon Trail is so good! Buck is amazing and hilarious! 3y
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TheLibrarian Me too!! 3y
Suzze I have recently put on the brakes. My main reason is how rarely I read them. Out of sight, out of mind. Give me real books that stare at me and make me want to read them. 3y
UwannaPublishme Yep! Guilty! 😊✋🏻 3y
Zelma @Suzze same. I recently stopped looking at the ebook sales and keep reminding myself I can get the same titles at the library. I have way too many unread ebooks and I am finally realizing that I prefer paper books over digital. 3y
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I love Clueless even more now! And Paul Rudd, if that's even possible??

I was 13 when the movie debuted, then pretty much grew up with it. My friends and I were obsessed. The fashion. The language. My outgoing friends would even mimic the style. I couldn't pull it off so I stayed in my comfy box of Bush or No Doubt t-shirts and Adidas pants. God, I grew up during a great time period, but I digress. Fangirls/boys, pick this book up!

[DELETED] 3517561138 The 90s were awesome alright! I love me some Bush, No Doubt, and Adidas pants!!! Yes!!!!! 3y
Yournewfriendsams I need to read this! 3y
niftytiffd Definitely reading this one! I loved the 90s (still do) and was obsessed with Clueless. Thanks for the recommendation, @britt_brooke! 3y
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britt_brooke @Yournewfriendsams @niftytiffd The ebook is only $3.99! 👍🏻 3y
britt_brooke @CDT 🙌🏻🙌🏻 I wish I still had those shirts. My walls were covered in their posters, too. And 311. Ah, those were the days when music was still good. 3y
Hooked_on_books Ok, you sold me! Can't turn down $3.99. 3y
britt_brooke @Hooked_on_books Right! That's what happened to me. 😁 3y
britt_brooke @BookishBlonde12 I read this thanks to your post a few months back. So happy I did, thanks! ☺️ 3y
read_diverse_books I didn't know this book existed! Cute. I really loved the movie. 😊 3y
BookishBlonde12 @britt_brooke aw, yay!! How many times did you watch the movie after?! 3y
EKonrad I think I could probably still recite every line from that movie! 😊 3y
britt_brooke @BookishBlonde12 I haven't yet, but I plan to soon, haha! 3y
britt_brooke @read_diverse_books I didn't either until I saw a Litsy post! 3y
britt_brooke @Ekonrad Same here! 😁 3y
BooksForEmpathy Loved this book!! 3y
britt_brooke @BooksForEmpathy It was really interesting. Plus it felt like visiting old friends. 💕 3y
niftytiffd @britt_brooke Thanks for the heads up! I'll be buying the e-book! 👍 3y
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An 8-hour drive with two toddlers, one behaving, one being a gigantic pain in the tush, zero naps, and insane traffic, calls for an 8%-er and a good book. I'm pooped. #wildfridaynight #ilovemykindle #booksandbrews #cheers

rachel_mbc Sounds well deserved! 3y
Librarianaut You have sooooooooo earned beer and book time!!!!!📚🍻🍺📘 3y
Shemac77 Give 'er! Well deserved! 3y
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LauraJ 🍺to your sanity! 3y
LibrarianJen 🍻cheers! 3y
Suzze 8%! I'd fall asleep. 😜😜😜 I just had a Lavender Ale. It was 4% - so I had two. 3y
LauraBeth Enjoy mama 😀 3y
britt_brooke @Suzze Not even gonna lie, this is hitting me pretty hard, haha! 😁😳 3y
britt_brooke @rachel_mbc @Librarianaut @Shemac77 @LauraJ @LibrarianJen @LauraBeth Thanks, guys! 💕 Worst of all, I get all queasy if I read in the car .... PLUS I felt like I talked literally the whole time. It was exhausting. #introvertproblems 3y
Joanne1 A well earned beer and book time!! 3y
Alfoster @britt_brooke You go girl!!🍻❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Zelma Sounds like a well deserved book and beer evening! 🍺 3y
britt_brooke @Zelma Thanks! Too bad I could barely keep my eyes open. So tired! 3y
jdtchicago Enjoy the well deserved Beer and book 3y
britt_brooke @jdtchicago Thanks! 😁 3y
MrBook 😂👏🏻 Love this pic! 3y
britt_brooke @MrBook Thank you! 😄🍻 3y
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When you have all the intentions of getting in some extra reading on vacation then realize that's not exactly likely (because, toddlers) .... and you accidentally discover your #kindle doubles as a snazzy coaster. #cheers 🍺

KarenUK Enjoy your vacay! 😊 3y
britt_brooke @KarenUK Thank you! 😁 3y
LauraBeth Nice - enjoy! 3y
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britt_brooke @LauraBeth Thanks! 😁 3y
LeahBergen Have a wonderful time! 3y
britt_brooke @LeahBergen Thank you! 😊 3y
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You know how some celebrities are so cool and likable that you just want to hang out with them? Yeah, Gwyneth Paltrow is NOT one of them.

LeahBergen Exactly. Blech. 3y
britt_brooke @LeahBergen She's awful. So snooty. 3y
britt_brooke PS - @MrBook @BookBabe My book accompaniment is leftover hot wings on a paper plate and Bota Box Pinot Grigio, heavy pour. This is what happens when hubby is traveling. 🙃#bookndinner 3y
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LeahBergen Yum. Heavy pour? (Excuse me for a sec ... be right back) 3y
Titania 😖😖 3y
Shemac77 Hahaha!! I guffawed loudly! 3y
britt_brooke @Shemac77 😝🤘🏻 3y
MrBook 😎👏🏻👌🏻🙌🏻! Sounds darn good to me 😉👌🏻! 3y
MrBook @LeahBergen 😂👏🏻 3y
Laura317 🙄🙄🙄 She is clueless. 😂 3y
read_diverse_books Lol, I believe you! 3y
britt_brooke @Laura317 Seriously! I don't think I've ever heard one nice thing about her. 3y
britt_brooke @read_diverse_books 😂👍🏻👍🏻 3y
Hooked_on_books Wow, this surprises me. Not at all. I've never liked her. 3y
britt_brooke @Hooked_on_books 😂😂🙌🏻 3y
moranadatter Wow! That's snooty. Clueless was wonderful says this 19th Century book nerd. 3y
Laura317 ^^^agree 100% 3y
Ericmanciniwriter NO ONE talks about Clueless like that! 3y
britt_brooke @Eamann Right?!!!! 😤 3y
MrBook @britt_brooke @LeahBergen @Titania @Laura317 @kmdartist @Eamann "Clueless" was actually quite brilliant! Why do people place such respect and dignity on the shoulders of Hollywood's chosen elite? They are adept at playing pretend, but what else are they adept at? 3y
moranadatter @MrBook I have no idea. It's probably an extension of the messed up idea that pretty people are best at everything. 3y
britt_brooke @MrBook I've never really understood why famous people, specifically actors, think what they have to say is important. I usually take them with a grain of salt. @kmdartist I think you're on to something with that theory! 3y
LauraBeth Because Clueless is so beneath her 🙄 Glad Chris Martin escaped her! Maybe she'd be more fun if she ate some real food every once in a while 🍔 3y
britt_brooke @LauraBeth 😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Trying to start this during nap time today, but the 2 year old is not cooperating, meanwhile the 4 year old is actually asleep. Go figure.

Chessa Oooh, this book sounds awesome! I love Clueless so much. Sorry about the nap shenanigans though! 3y
TheNextBook This was great! If you love behind the scenes or movie making documentaries you will love this. 3y
britt_brooke @Chessa Thanks! I'm watching him on the monitor and he's lying by the door counting to himself. 💙I guess I'll go get him .... once I finish this chapter. 😝 3y
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britt_brooke @TheNextBook Yes! And I'm a huge Clueless fan. I remember my mom taking me to see it at the theater when I was 13 or 14. There's no telling how many times I've seen it since then! 💕💕💕 3y
ultrabookgeek I didn't know this existed- I'm a huge Clueless fan / definitely a Ty! 3y
britt_brooke @ultrabookgeek The ebook is only 3.99! 😁👌🏻 3y
[DELETED] 4184155464 As a big fan of the movie, I really want to read the book. Hope you enjoy it! 3y
britt_brooke @Purplerach10 Thank you! I'm loving the book so far. Going to have to watch the movie again when I'm finished! 💕 3y
Zelma I love oral histories. This looks like a fun one ! 👍 3y
britt_brooke @Zelma It's the first oral history I've ever read. I'm really enjoying it so far. 😁 3y
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Story time: I initially wanted nothing to do with Clueless. When it came out I was 16 and kind of pretentious Austen purist. My friends basically dragged me to see it, and I begrudgingly liked it. I now consider it one of my faves (and a good Austen modernization). This oral history of the making of is a fun fast and fluffy read. It's nice to hear from most everyone involved how great a time it was to film. Now I need to go watch it again. 😄

TheNextBook I thought this was amazing. I love behind the scenes features so this book was right up my alley. I watched the movie immediately after reading it. 3y
britt_brooke I have this on my kindle; need to read it soon. Clueless is easily one of my favorite movies of all time. 3y
8little_paws I watched clueless last year for the first time in at least a decade and I was really impressed with how well it held up. Still very funny and very clever. 3y
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shanebeth this pic made me smile! ❤️ 3y
rubyslippersreads ❤️ Clueless! 3y
mllemay It's the only movie I keep on my computer and I definitely watch it way too often 😍🙈 3y
EnidBiteEm ❤️I skipped class to see this in Year 12. Worth it 😀 3y
EnidBiteEm Also, those chunky mobile phones 😂. And when one rang and everyone got them out at the dining table? My friend and I were like AS IF. Little did we know 😂 3y
Eyelit @EnidBiteEm they talked about that very scene in the book - they had no idea how prescient it was - just thought it was a funny gag. 😁 3y
EnidBiteEm Ha! I can't wait to read it 😀 3y
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Finally chose my next audiobook. I've been having a serious audiobook hangover so thank goodness!

Chessa So curious to hear how this is! 3y
BooksForEmpathy Omg! I have forgotten about this audio until this post! It was FABULOUS! Seriously, what a great pick - wish I could re-listen to this one for the first time. 3y
Carol Is the audio read by one narrator or do we actually get to hear her conversations between the actors and crew? 3y
ThatLibrarianLady @Carol it's one narrator. I do wish I could hear the interviews themselves. 3y
Carol That would be incredible! Maybe someday... 3y
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The other day I had a friend tell me that her babysitter has never seen or heard of Clueless before...😱 Our exact reaction. I highly recommend reading 'As If!' For all those who loved the film as much I did. And for those who have never watched it before, go check it out on Netflix! #RecommendsDay

britt_brooke I love Clueless! 🤗🤗🤗 Definitely one of my all-time favorites movies. I think I know every line. 3y
BookishBlonde12 @britt_brooke Same here! Reading the book will make you love it even more. 😻 I think I watched it a dozen times during and after I read the book. 3y
britt_brooke I just bought the kindle version for 3.99, yay! Going to read it soon. 3y
BookishBlonde12 @britt_brooke Yay! Let me know what you think when you've finished. 🤗 3y
britt_brooke Will do! 3y
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Yes! Do you love Clueless? Do you enjoy watching the special features of movies? If you said yes to either then you need to read this! Highly entertaining, really funny, and full of Clueless facts you didn't know you needed in life. I watched the movie right after reading this. Loved it!

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Totally Betty oral history of Clueless.

totesmarisa We never did have our Total Betty book club on this (maybe we still can!) but I'm so happy to hear this one lived up to the promise. 4y
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