Love Is a Mix Tape

WED, JAN 23, 2008 (27:46)

Rolling Stone writer Rob Sheffield discusses his book Love Is a Mix Tape, which examines life, love, and death in terms of music, specifically a set of mixtapes from throughout his relationship with Renee, the spunky punk rocker he married and eventually lost to a pulmonary embolism. After the reading, local band The Swear takes the bookstore stage and plays some rock.

+ BIO: Rob Sheffield

Rob Sheffield is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine. In addition to writing music reviews and profile stories, Sheffield also writes the Pop Life column in the Mixed Media section of the magazine. His work has also been featured in The Village Voice and Spin . A native of Boston, Sheffield attended Yale and the University of Virginia, and is six foot five.

His first book, Love is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time , was released by Random House in January 2007. It received starred reviews in Publisher's Weekly and Library Journal

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