ROB SHEFFIELD - Turn Around Bright Eyes


August 28 at 7PM

Bestselling Author
in conversation with
JOE GROSS of the
Austin American-Statesmen
about Sheffield's new book,
Turn Around
Bright Eyes

Turn Around Bright Eyes is the
Statesman Selects Pick for August!

When Rob Sheffield moved to New York City in the summer of 2001, he was a young widower trying to start a new life in a new town. Behind, in the past, was his life as a happily married rock critic, with a wife he adored, and a massive collection of mix tapes that captured their life together. And then, in a flash, all he had left were the tapes.

One night, some friends dragged him to a karaoke bar in the West Village. Somehow, that night in a karaoke bar turned into many nights, in many karaoke bars. Karaoke became a way out, a way to escape the past, a way to be someone else if only for the span of a three-minute song. Discovering the sublime ridiculousness of karaoke, despite the fact that he couldn't carry a tune, he began to find his voice.

Turn Around Bright Eyes is an emotional journey of hilarity and heartbreak with a karaoke soundtrack. It's a story about finding the courage to move on, clearing your throat, and letting it rip. It's a story about navi- gating your way through adult romance. And it's a story about how songs get tangled up in our deepest emotions, evoking memories of the past while inspiring hope for the future. 

ROB SHEFFIELD is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, where he writes about music, TV, and popular culture. He is the author of the national bestsellers Love Is a Mix Tape and Talking to Girls About Duran Duran. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife. 

JOE GROSS writes about books, movies, music and popular culture for the Austin American-Statesman. His work has appeared in Spin, Rolling Stone, Salon and elsewhere. He really should stop slouching.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love and Karaoke Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062207623
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Published: It Books - August 6th, 2013

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