>> Thursday, September 4, 2008
i've wanted to read this book since it came out. and finally, more than a year later, i bought myself a copy. Rob Sheffield, now an editor for Rolling Stone, recounts falling in love, marrying, and subsequently mourning the loss of his wife, Renee - all punctuated by the songs that marked these events.
call me hormonal (which i am) - but i read this book cover to cover in less than 24 hours (and would have been faster if it weren't for the need to sleep) and was sobbing by the end. i already loved many of the songs that were part of Rob and Renee's "life soundtrack" , and now have more reason to do so.
romance? check. dry, wry humour and wit? check. real life drama (without the overzealousness of today's reality tv shows)? check.
thank you, rob, for sharing your love, heartache, pain and joy with us mere mortals.