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 American, Pitchfork, GQ, Esquire, Playboy, The Nation, The 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.
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