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BK: Rob Sheffield presents DREAMING THE BEATLES with Amanda Petrusich

    04/25/2017 - 7:00pm

    This event will take place in our Brooklyn store.

    Join us for the launch of Rob Sheffield's new book, Dreaming the Beatles.

    Bestselling author and beloved Rolling Stone scribe Rob Sheffield turns his romantic heart and observant eye towards the biggest rock band that has ever, and will ever, play a note: The Beatles. In a book that celebrates and examines their significance to those of us who have never known a world without them. This is not another biography of the Beatles, or a song by song analysis of the best of John and Paul. This isn’t about the relationships between the band and where things went south. This isn’t the history of their gigs or an examination of their gear. Those have all been done, more than once, by far more qualified Beatles experts. In his new book, Rob Sheffield takes another approach, but one only he could take: he talks about how the Beatles make us feel, and by “us” he means the generation of kids who grew up with the Beatles on their parents stereos, in movies, on television, on t-shirts, basically EVERYWHERE. The Beatles are ubiquitous, and with each passing generation, even more so. This book attempts to explain what the Beatles mean to a fan who has always thought of them as the biggest and band in the world, and what their songs signify today.

    Rob Sheffield is a columnist for Rolling Stone, where he has been writing about music, TV, and pop culture since 1997. He is the author of the national bestsellers Love Is a Mix Tape: Love and Loss, One Song at a Time and Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man’s Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut as well as the critically acclaimed Turn Around Bright Eyes: A Karaoke Journey of Starting Over, Falling in Love, and Finding Your Voice.

    Amanda Petrusich is the author of three books about music, including Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records (Scribner, 2014), which was named one of the best books of the year by NPR, Slate, and BuzzFeed. Petrusich is the recipient of a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship in nonfiction, and is a contributing writer for The New Yorker. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, the Oxford AmericanPitchforkGQEsquirePlayboyThe NationThe Atlantic, and elsewhere. She is a commissioning editor for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series, a 2015 MacDowell fellow, a 2014 New York State Foundation for the Arts nonfiction fellow, and an assistant professor of writing at New York University. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

    RSVPs encouraged but not required.

    Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World Cover Image
    $24.99
    ISBN: 9780062207654
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Dey Street Books - April 25th, 2017

    NPR Best Book of 2017

    Winner of the 2017 Virgil Thomson Award for Outstanding Music Criticism

    "This is the best book about the Beatles ever written" --Mashable


    On Bowie Cover Image
    $19.99
    ISBN: 9780062562708
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Dey Street Books - June 28th, 2016

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape, a thoughtful and loving meditation on the life of the late David Bowie that explores his creative legacy and the enduring and mutual connection he enjoyed with his fans


    Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time Cover Image
    $13.99
    ISBN: 9781400083039
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Three Rivers Press (CA) - December 4th, 2007

    Mix tapes: Stick one into a deck and you're transported to another time in your life. For Rob Sheffield, author of Turn Around Bright Eyes 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


    Talking to Girls about Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut Cover Image
    $16.00
    ISBN: 9780452297234
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Plume Books - April 26th, 2011

    From the bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape and Turn Around Bright Eyes, "a funny, insightful look at the sublime torture of adolescence."--Entertainment Weekly


    Turn Around Bright Eyes: A Karaoke Journey of Starting Over, Falling in Love, and Finding Your Voice Cover Image
    $15.99
    ISBN: 9780062207630
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: It Books - May 20th, 2014

    Once upon a time I was falling apart. Now I'm always falling in love.