John Ross Bowie wrote a book about Heathers, and frankly, I’m not at all surprised at all by this fact

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Second Column podcast favorite John Ross Bowie (episode 120) has written a book called Heathers as part of the Deep Focus series. Amazon describes it thusly: “For the latest installment of Deep Focus, John Ross Bowie blends captivating memoir with astute analysis, tracing the rebel-teen mythology that links Columbine, heavy metal, and The Catcher in the Rye. With help from Lehmann, screenwriter Daniel Waters, and members of the cast, Bowie thoroughly unpacks the film’s peculiar resonance. Brilliant riffs on the etymology of its teen slang, the implications of its title, and its visual debt to Stanley Kubrick show how Heathers—for all its audacious absurdity—speaks volumes about the realities of high school and of life itself.”