Mr. Benemann described some of the positive reviews of his book. One was in East Bay Express and he delighted in the slacker language found therein. I looked it up - it's in the July 25 issue, written by Jason Shamai. Here's part:
If you were around during our nation's wonder years, and you were a dude, and you liked other dudes, life sucked for you. Actually, most of us knew this already. What you might not have known, and what this UC Berkeley archivist has sweated over tons of primary sources to show you, are the various ways in which it sucked and, more interestingly, how that suckitude affected the way early Americans communicated.Benemann's work sounded like an important contribution to a difficult area of study.