Brooklyn's Bridge Park's annual literature series returns to the Granite Prospect steps featuring 6 evenings curated by local, independent bookstores. Each program will include a reading, Q&A, and book signing with the authors.
ABOUT ROB SHEFFIELD
Rob Sheffield is a columnist for Rolling Stone, where he has been writing about music and pop culture since 1997. He is the best-selling author of five books: Love Is A Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Talking To Girls About Duran Duran, Turn Around Bright Eyes, On Bowie, and Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World. He is spending this summer attempting to karaoke “Old Town Road” over the guitar riff from “It’s Been Awhile” by Staind.
ABOUT JENN PELLY
Jenn Pelly is a Contributing Editor at Pitchfork and author of The Raincoats. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, NPR, and The Wire. She is from New York.
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
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
“The happiest, saddest, sweetest book about rock ‘n’ roll that I’ve ever experienced.”—Chuck Klosterman
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
Once upon a time I was falling apart. Now I'm always falling in love.
In 1979, from the basement of a London squat, the Raincoats reinvented what punk could be. They had a violin player. They came from Portugal, Spain, and England. Their anarchy was poetic. Working with the iconic Rough Trade Records at its radical beginnings, they were the first group of punk women to actively call themselves feminists.