HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song…
Loading...

Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time (original 2007; edition 2007)

by Rob Sheffield

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1,404565,398 (3.85)69
Member:eyescorp
Title:Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time
Authors:Rob Sheffield
Info:Three Rivers Press (2007), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 240 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:
Tags:Charlottesville, Virginia, loss, love story, widower, music, pop music

Work details

Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time by Rob Sheffield (2007)

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 69 mentions

English (55)  Danish (1)  All languages (56)
Showing 1-5 of 55 (next | show all)
This book will bring back your own memories of the nineties, especially if you were heavily into music at the time. It made me think of the all the different times I made mix tapes, like the time I taped the radio right before I went to Spain, just so I could hear american radio while I was away.

The author's story about the love between him and his wife and his sorrow at her death is heartbreaking but truthful. He is able to clearly explain how he felt about not being able to share new things with her in a way that is heart wrenching. And the whole thing is tied to music.

If someone wasn't into the music of the time, I am not sure that they would be able to get into this book. Since everything the author writes he relates to the music, the reader may not get all of the parallels and they would be missing out on a big part of the story.
( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
This book will bring back your own memories of the nineties, especially if you were heavily into music at the time. It made me think of the all the different times I made mix tapes, like the time I taped the radio right before I went to Spain, just so I could hear american radio while I was away.

The author's story about the love between him and his wife and his sorrow at her death is heartbreaking but truthful. He is able to clearly explain how he felt about not being able to share new things with her in a way that is heart wrenching. And the whole thing is tied to music.

If someone wasn't into the music of the time, I am not sure that they would be able to get into this book. Since everything the author writes he relates to the music, the reader may not get all of the parallels and they would be missing out on a big part of the story.
( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
This book will bring back your own memories of the nineties, especially if you were heavily into music at the time. It made me think of the all the different times I made mix tapes, like the time I taped the radio right before I went to Spain, just so I could hear american radio while I was away.

The author's story about the love between him and his wife and his sorrow at her death is heartbreaking but truthful. He is able to clearly explain how he felt about not being able to share new things with her in a way that is heart wrenching. And the whole thing is tied to music.

If someone wasn't into the music of the time, I am not sure that they would be able to get into this book. Since everything the author writes he relates to the music, the reader may not get all of the parallels and they would be missing out on a big part of the story.
( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
This book will bring back your own memories of the nineties, especially if you were heavily into music at the time. It made me think of the all the different times I made mix tapes, like the time I taped the radio right before I went to Spain, just so I could hear american radio while I was away.

The author's story about the love between him and his wife and his sorrow at her death is heartbreaking but truthful. He is able to clearly explain how he felt about not being able to share new things with her in a way that is heart wrenching. And the whole thing is tied to music.

If someone wasn't into the music of the time, I am not sure that they would be able to get into this book. Since everything the author writes he relates to the music, the reader may not get all of the parallels and they would be missing out on a big part of the story.
( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
You gotta love a book with a built in soundtrack! Sheffield, a Rolling Stone music critic, goes over some of his mix tapes and how they relate to his love life. We listen along as he meets his future wife, dates her, marries her and spends married life in her shadow. We witness his wife's sudden death and Sheffield's attempts at getting on with his life. Sheffield sprinkles music criticism and stories of being a rock journalist into the story. I can't think of another book that has made me laugh incredibly hard in one paragraph then have me tearing up in the next. ( )
  howifeelaboutbooks | Nov 4, 2015 |
Showing 1-5 of 55 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
I wasted all yor precious time. I wasted it all on you. - Pavement
Dedication
For mom and dad.
First words
The playback: late night, Brooklyn, a pot of coffee, and a chair by the window.
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
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. (918-1-4000-8303-9)
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

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 Ren‚ee, 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 Ren‚ee.--From publisher description.… (more)

(summary from another edition)

» see all 3 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
2 avail.
305 wanted
2 pay3 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.85)
0.5
1 4
1.5 1
2 20
2.5 5
3 88
3.5 35
4 155
4.5 31
5 89

Audible.com

2 editions of this book were published by Audible.com.

See editions

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Store | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 103,121,558 books! | Top bar: Always visible