Klickstein provides a bracing oral history of Nickelodeon in the 1990s, the era of shows like Ren & Stimpy and Clarissa Explains It All. Entertainment Weekly, "Top Four 'Tell-All' Books Of Year"
Mathew Klickstein’s oral history SLIMED!… does a wonderful job of reliving those times through interviews, photos, and assorted behind-the-scenes details. The book truly defines the joy one felt to be a 'Nick kid' and brings a heaping dose of nostalgia along with it. Parade Magazine, "Top 25 Books About Movies/TV"
"Somewhere between a tribute, a belated yearbook, and an autopsy, SLIMED! attempts to figure out--with the help of nearly 200 performers, writers, producers, and execs who worked at the network between 1985 and 2000--how a fledgling channel with virtually no original programming identified, captured, and entertained the hell out of its preteen demographic.... SLIMED! is the best kind of blast from the past: dishy, unwholesome, and thought-provoking enough to make you question your own memories." Village Voice
"While this is a book you can fit in your purse, and while the cover is a happy mixture of the classic Nickelodeon lime green and bright orange, it's filled with a lot more than nostalgia ... And while SLIMED! is certainly fun, especially for readers who grew up watching these shows, it also provides a serious lesson on the birth of cable television." Kirkus Reviews