I'm reading Sarah Dessen " that summer" which was her first novel? and published in 1996. (it was later made into a movie with Mandy Moore)
And on page one she mentions Barry Manilow! An author after my own heart! I'm going to do that too. I'm going to mention Barry Manilow in every book I write. ha! Kind of like Alfred Hitchcock giving himself a cameo in every movie. I'm sorry but the hair in the photo below does not look real. Does it?