Larger Than Life: A History of Boy Bands from NKOTB to BTS

Larger Than Life: A History of Boy Bands from NKOTB to BTS

by Maria Sherman Author

A nostalgic history of boy bands, from New Kids on the Block to 1D. Full color Tiger Beat style graphics illustrate the music, the fans, the choreography, the clothes, the merch, the hair, all in loving detail. Fueled by good looks and even greater hooks, the pop phenomenon that dominated the '80s, '90s, and 2000s has left a long-lasting mark on culture, and it's time we celebrate it. Written by super fan Maria Sherman for stans and curious parties alike, Larger Than Life is the definitive guide to boy bands, delivered with a mix of serious obsession and tongue-in-cheek humor. Read about The Beatles, the Jackson 5, Menudo, New Edition, New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, One Direction, and BTS before ending with an interrogation into the future of boy bands. Plenty of infographics and sidebars dedicated to conspiracy theories, dating, in-fighting, haters, fan fiction, fashion, and so much more. Informative, affectionate, funny, and never, ever fan-shaming.