July 20, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT

Talking to Girls About Duran Duran

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Rob Sheffield
publisher
Dutton Adult
genre
Memoir, Nonfiction
We gave it an A-

The author of 2007’s acclaimed Love Is a Mix Tape reaches back to the ’80s in his second collection of music-themed memories, Talking to Girls About Duran Duran. Growing up in Boston, Rob Sheffield was bewildered by his interactions with girls, despite his three sisters’ efforts to make him cool. He took solace in pop culture, ravenously consuming tunes that would become classics — ?as well as others soon to be forgotten by everyone but him. (This is surely the only book you’ll ever read with a chapter dedicated to the new-wave duo Haysi Fantayzee.) A funny, insightful look at the sublime torture of adolescence in any decade. A?

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