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Talking to Girls about Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircutby Rob Sheffield
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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
The 1980s meant MTV and John Hughes movies, big dreams and bigger shoulder pads, and millions of teen girls who nursed crushes on the members of Duran Duran. As a solitary teenager stranded in the suburbs, Rob Sheffield had a lot to learn about women, love, music, and himself. And he was sure his radio had all the answers.
As evidenced by the bestselling sales of Sheffield's first book, Love Is a Mix Tape, the connection between music and memory strikes a chord with readers. Talking to Girls About Duran Duran strikes that chord all over again, and is a pitch-perfect trip through '80s music-from Bowie to Bobby Brown, from hair metal to hip-hop. But this book is not just about music. It's about growing up and how every song is a snapshot of a moment that you'll remember the rest of your life.
Ryan Britt is . . . the Virgil you want to guide you through the inferno of geekery.” —Lev Grossman, author of the bestselling The Magicians Trilogy
Publishing to coincide with the release of the new Star Wars movie in late 2015, Luke Skywalker Cant Read is a thoughtful and fun meditation on everything geek. Writer and performer Ryan Britt has never met a monster, alien, wizard, or superhero that didnt need further analysis. Alternating between hilarious personal anecdotes and provocative insights, Britt explains everything: why monster movies are just romantic comedies with commitment issues; how Draculas sartorial style designates him as the first hipster, and much, much more. Like Chuck Klosterman and Rob Sheffield, Britt is tearing down the wall between hardcore geek culture and the mainstream.
About the Author
Rob Sheffield is a contributing editor to Rolling Stone and has also written for Spin, Details, Blender, and The Village Voice, among others. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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