Love Is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield audiobook

Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time

By Rob Sheffield
Read by Rob Sheffield

Random House Audio 9781400083022
5.70 Hours Unabridged
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“The happiest, saddest, sweetest book about rock ‘n’ roll that I’ve ever experienced.”—Chuck Klosterman   Mix tapes: We all have our favorites. Stick one into a deck, press play, and you’re instantly transported to another time in your life. For Rob Sheffield, that time was one of miraculous love and unbearable grief. A time that spanned seven years, it started when he met the girl of his dreams, and ended when he watched her die in his arms. Using the listings of fifteen of his favorite mix tapes, Rob shows that the power of music to build a bridge between people is stronger than death. You’ll read these words, perhaps surprisingly, with joy in your heart and a song in your head—the one that comes to mind when you think of the love of your life.   Praise for Love is a Mixtape   “A memoir that manages, no small feat, to be funny and beautifully forlorn at the same time.”The New York Times Book Review   “Humorous, heartbreaking, and heroic.”Entertainment Weekly   “The finest lines ever written about rock ‘n’ roll . . . Like that song on the radio, every word of Rob’s book is true. Love is a mix tape.”Rolling Stone   “Many of us use pop culture as a mirror of our emotional lives, but Sheffield happily walks right through the looking glass.”Los Angeles Times   “Sheffield writes with such aching remembering, you feel like you are invading his privacy . . . and it’s the truth of those details that make this memoir so touching.”Newsweek

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“The happiest, saddest, sweetest book about rock ‘n’ roll that I’ve ever experienced.”—Chuck Klosterman   Mix tapes: We all have our favorites. Stick one into a deck, press play, and you’re instantly transported to another time in your life. For Rob Sheffield, that time was one of miraculous love and unbearable grief. A time that spanned seven years, it started when he met the girl of his dreams, and ended when he watched her die in his arms. Using the listings of fifteen of his favorite mix tapes, Rob shows that the power of music to build a bridge between people is stronger than death. You’ll read these words, perhaps surprisingly, with joy in your heart and a song in your head—the one that comes to mind when you think of the love of your life.   Praise for Love is a Mixtape   “A memoir that manages, no small feat, to be funny and beautifully forlorn at the same time.”The New York Times Book Review   “Humorous, heartbreaking, and heroic.”Entertainment Weekly   “The finest lines ever written about rock ‘n’ roll . . . Like that song on the radio, every word of Rob’s book is true. Love is a mix tape.”Rolling Stone   “Many of us use pop culture as a mirror of our emotional lives, but Sheffield happily walks right through the looking glass.”Los Angeles Times   “Sheffield writes with such aching remembering, you feel like you are invading his privacy . . . and it’s the truth of those details that make this memoir so touching.”Newsweek

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Sheffield's description of Renée’s brilliant eccentricity and lovable quirkiness causes the reader to fall in love with her just as he does. Library Journal « starred review
A glorious elegy to a pop culture-blessed decade and a tender, unforgettable tribute to the power of love The Miami Herald
“A celebratory eulogy of life ‘in the decade of Nirvana.’ Publishers Weekly « starred review
I can't think of many books as appealing as Rob Sheffield's Love is a Mix Tape; Sheffield writes beautifully about music, he's hilarious, and his story is alternatingly joyous and heartbreaking. Plus, everyone knows there's no better way to organize history and make sense of life than through the mix tape. Haven Kimmel, bestselling author of She Got Up Off the Couch, A Girl Named Zippy and The Solace of Leaving Early
This is a lightly-handed, skillful and sincere celebration of pop, of love, sad songs, bad songs and the long, nearly unbearable ache of being a young widower. Witty and wise; a true candidate for the All-Time Desert Island Top 5 Books About Pop Music. Kirkus, starred review
• ?;"No rock critic- living or dead, American or otherwise- has ever written about pop music with the evocative, hyperpoetic perfectitude of Rob Sheffield. Love is a Mix Tape is the happiest, saddest, greatest book about rock'n'roll that I've ever experienced. Chuck Klosterman, bestselling author of Fargo Rock Cty, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Killing Yourself to Live and Chuck Klosterman IV

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Author Bio: Rob Sheffield

Author Bio: Rob Sheffield

Rob Sheffield has been a music journalist for more than twenty years. He is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, where he writes about music, television, and pop culture, and regularly appears on MTV and VH1. He is the author of the national bestseller Love Is a Mix Tape, Talking to Girls about Duran Duran, Turn Around Bright Eyes, On Bowie, and Dreaming the Beatles.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English