Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time
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... show more
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.
Publish date: December 4th 2007
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Pages no: 219
Edition language: English
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Opening line: "The playback: late night, Brooklyn, a pot of coffee, and a chair by the window. I'm listening to a mix tape from 1993." Before I-pods and ripped CDs we all made mix tapes. I'm sure most of us over a certain age still have them safely hidden away somewhere, never quite having had ...
“Tapes for making out, tapes for dancing, tapes for falling asleep. Tapes for doing the dishes, for walking the dog.” Mixtapes. Tapes. Cassettes. Mixtapes for all fragments of life. A love story. A love story between two insane music junkies. Who are weirdos. A memoir on all those wonderful things. ...
Both funny and heartbreaking this memoir about how two huge fans of music became a couple, married, and the unexpected turn of events afterward was an enjoyable listen. The author did the narration though and he was perhaps a bit monotone.
When Jaime @ The Perpetual Page-Turner posted about this book a while ago (it was one of her "Before I Blogged" reviews), it sounded like a total me book. I'm totally from the generation that remembers the power of the mix tape, from recording favourite songs of the radio (which always turned into ...
I'm so excited about discovering Rob Sheffield, I can't even begin to tell you. For the first time in years, I didn't find about the book on websites, blogs, magazines or friend recommendations, I just stumbled upon it and decided I wanted to read it. OK, truth be told, it was his other book, [b:Tal...