In this stunning memoir, Rob Sheffield, a veteran rock and pop culture critic and staff writer for Rolling Stone magazine, tells the story of his musical coming of age, and how rock music, the first love of his life, led h to his second, a girl named Renee. Rob and Renee's life together - they wed after graduate school, both became music journalists, and were married only five years when Renee died suddenly on Mother's Day, 1997 - is shared through the window of the mix tapes they obsessively compiled. There are mixes to court each other, mixes for road trips, mixes for doing the dishes, mixes for sleeping - and, eventually, mixes to mourn Rob's greatest loss. The tunes were among the great musical output of the early 1990s - Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Pavement, Yo La Tengo, REM, Weezer - as well as classics by The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin and more. Mixing the skilful, tragic punch of Dave Eggers and the romantic honesty of Nick Hornby, LOVE IS A MIX TAPE is a story of lost love and the kick-you-in-the-gut energy of great pop music.
About The Author:
Rob Sheffield was born on February 2, 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended Yale University and the University of Virginia. He is a music journalist and author. He acts as a contributing editor at Rolling Stone Magazine where he writes reviews and commentaries on current music culture. Before this, he was a contributing editor at Spin Magazine. He is also a DJ at the radio station WTJU in New York. His first book is Love is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time. The sequel to this is a book entitled Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut.
|Book:||Love Is A Mix Tape: A Memoir|
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Book Group|
|Number of Pages:||240|
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