Talking to Girls About Duran Duran 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… Talking to Girls About Duran Duran 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… 2010-07-15 Memoir Nonfiction Dutton Adult
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Talking to Girls About Duran Duran (2010)

Rob Sheffield | Talking to Girls About Duran Duran by Rob Sheffield
Talking to Girls About Duran Duran by Rob Sheffield
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jul 15, 2010; Writer: Rob Sheffield; Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction; Publisher: Dutton Adult

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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Originally posted Jul 13, 2010 Published in issue #1112 Jul 23, 2010 Order article reprints