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MTV VJs Land Book Deal for Oral History

Four MTV VJs inked a book deal with Atria Books today, contributing to an as-yet-untitled oral history providing “uncensored accounts” about the cable network in the 1980s.

GalleyCat readers of a certain age will recognize their names: Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter and Martha Quinn. In the video embedded above, you can watch Quinn lead a charming segment about Motley Crue. Levine Greenberg Literary Agency agent Daniel Greenberg negotiated the deal with Atria editor Amy Tannenbaum.

Here’s more about the book: “Among the highlights will be the vjs’ never-before-told stories about getting, doing, and ultimately leaving the most coveted job of the decade;  the truth behind Roger Daltrey’s demands to visit MTV; days and nights spent partying with Van Halen; the ‘Paint the Mutha Pink’ contest with John Cougar Mellencamp that went toxic; joining the mile high club while flying to see the band Asia play at the Budokan in Japan; and all true tales of hair styles gone horribly wrong as a new kind of broadcast medium was being created hour by hour and day by day — all perfectly set against the era when you would still call into your answering machine from a pay phone.”

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