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Love is a mix tape : life and loss, one song at a time

Author: Rob Sheffield
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishing, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In the 1990s, "alternative" was suddenly mainstream, and bands like Pearl Jam and Pavement, Nirvana and R.E.M.--bands that a year before would have been too weird for MTV--were MTV. The boundaries of American culture were exploding, and music was leading the way. It was also the 1990s when a shy music geek named Rob Sheffield met a hell-raising Appalachian punk-rock girl named Renée, who was way too cool for him  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sheffield, Rob.
Love is a mix tape.
New York : Crown Publishing, ©2007
(OCoLC)989853821
Named Person: Rob Sheffield; Rob Sheffield; Rob Sheffield
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Sheffield
ISBN: 1400083028 9781400083022
OCLC Number: 68712136
Awards: Short-listed for Quill Awards (Debut Author) 2007
Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Rumblefish --
Hey Jude --
Roller boogie --
Tape 635 --
Love makes me do foolish things --
Big star : for Renee --
Sheena was a man --
Personics --
A little down, a little duvet --
That's entertainment --
The comfort zone --
Dancing with myself --
How I got that look --
52 girls on film --
Crazy feeling --
Paramount Hotel --
Mmmrob --
Hypnotize --
Jackie blue --
Glossin' and flossin' --
Blue Ridge gold --
Via Vespucci.
Responsibility: Rob Sheffield.
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"In the 1990s, "alternative" was suddenly mainstream, and bands like Pearl Jam and Pavement, Nirvana and R.E.M.--bands that a year before would have been too weird for MTV--were MTV. The boundaries of American culture were exploding, and music was leading the way. It was also the 1990s when a shy music geek named Rob Sheffield met a hell-raising Appalachian punk-rock girl named Renée, who was way too cool for him but fell in love with him anyway. He was tall. She was short. He was shy. She was a social butterfly. They had nothing in common except that they both loved music. Music brought them together and kept them together. And it was music that would help Rob through a sudden, unfathomable loss. Here, Rob, now a writer for Rolling Stone, uses the songs on fifteen mix tapes to tell the story of his brief time with Renée.--From publisher description."--Source other than the Library of Congress.

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