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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.
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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
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
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.