The 80's: A Look Back at the Tumultuous Decade 1980-1989 is a humor book published in 1979.
It was edited by Tony Hendra, Christopher Cerf and Peter Elbling, with art direction by Michael Gross. Contributors to the book included Henry Beard, Valerie Curtin, Amy Ephron, Jeff Greenfield, Abbie Hoffman, Sean Kelly, B. Kliban, Paul Krassner, David Lander, Stan Lee, Stan Mack, Bruce McCall, Rick Meyerowitz, George Plimpton and Harry Shearer.
The premise of the book was that it was a satirical review of American events in the 1980's. Having been written in 1979, the events were of course fictional and most of the satire was actually directed towards the late 1970's. Some of the events from the book included:
The book was a best-seller and a sequel, The 90's: A Look Back, was published with a similar premise in 1989. The second book did not have the same success as the first.
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