It's by no means hyperbole to say that The Brat Pack defined a generation. Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, John Cusack and company -- stars of classic '80s flicks like 'The Breakfast Club,' 'Pretty Pink' and 'Say Anything' -- not only revolutionized the teen movie genre, they became a cultural phenomenon that Generation X connected with on a deeply visceral level.

Two decades have since passed. Brat Pack Godfather John Hughes, who Roger Ebert once dubbed the "Philosopher of Adolescence," is no longer with us. 'The Breakfast Club' is turning 25. And hitting bookstores this week is 'You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes and Their Impact on a Generation,' which could very well be the definitive account of the troupe.

To celebrate the release of 'You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried,' author Susannah Gora shared with us 10 fun facts about the Pack.
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