Shaun Cassidy. Sigh. Wish I had a patch of him to iron on while eating Quisp cereal and watching the latest "After School Special."
Don't know what I'm talking about? You do if you were growing up in the United States in the 1970s and '80s. In "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?" (Penguin, $12.95), former Minneapolitan Gael Fashingbauer Cooper and Brian Bellmont of Prior Lake celebrate mostly defunct toys and trends from Atari 2600 to "Zoom": "Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific" shampoo, a modestly clad Malibu Barbie and the Seven-Up candy bar made by Pearson's of St. Paul, among other ancient artifacts.
Join us online at www.startribune.com/lifestyle to see more photos and share your Sweet (Valley High) recollections of Pop (Rock) culture of a quarter-century ago. You'll Love('s Baby Soft) it. Now where did I stash my "Charlie's Angels" trading cards?