Talking to Girls About Duran Duran - One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut-logo

Talking to Girls About Duran Duran - One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut

Rob Sheffield

The author of the national bestseller Love is a Mix Tape returns, with a different-but equally personal and equally universal- pin on music as memory."No rock critic-living or dead, American or otherwise-has ever written about pop music with the evocative, hyperpoetic perfectitude of Rob Sheffield."So said Chuck Klosterman about Love is a Mix Tape, Sheffield's paean to a lost love via its soundtrack. Now, in Talking to Girls About Duran Duran, Sheffield shares the soundtrack to his eighties adolescence.When he turned 13 in 1980, Rob Sheffield had a lot to learn about women, love, music and himself, and in Talking to Girls About Duran Duran we get a glimpse into his transformation from pasty, geeky "hermit boy" into a young man with his first girlfriend, his first apartment, and a sense of the world. These were the years of MTV and John Hughes movies; the era of big dreams and bigger shoulder pads; and, like any all-American boy, this one was searching for true love and maybe a cooler haircut. It all here: Inept flirtations. Dumb crushes. Deplorable fashion choices. Members Only jackets. Girls, every last one of whom seems to be madly in love with the bassist of Duran Duran.Sheffield's coming-of-age story is one that we all know, with a playlist that any child of the eighties or anyone who just loves music will sing along with. These songs-and Sheffield's writing-will remind readers of that first kiss, that first car, and the moments that shaped their lives.

The author of the national bestseller Love is a Mix Tape returns, with a different-but equally personal and equally universal- pin on music as memory."No rock critic-living or dead, American or otherwise-has ever written about pop music with the evocative, hyperpoetic perfectitude of Rob Sheffield."So said Chuck Klosterman about Love is a Mix Tape, Sheffield's paean to a lost love via its soundtrack. Now, in Talking to Girls About Duran Duran, Sheffield shares the soundtrack to his eighties adolescence.When he turned 13 in 1980, Rob Sheffield had a lot to learn about women, love, music and himself, and in Talking to Girls About Duran Duran we get a glimpse into his transformation from pasty, geeky "hermit boy" into a young man with his first girlfriend, his first apartment, and a sense of the world. These were the years of MTV and John Hughes movies; the era of big dreams and bigger shoulder pads; and, like any all-American boy, this one was searching for true love and maybe a cooler haircut. It all here: Inept flirtations. Dumb crushes. Deplorable fashion choices. Members Only jackets. Girls, every last one of whom seems to be madly in love with the bassist of Duran Duran.Sheffield's coming-of-age story is one that we all know, with a playlist that any child of the eighties or anyone who just loves music will sing along with. These songs-and Sheffield's writing-will remind readers of that first kiss, that first car, and the moments that shaped their lives.
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The author of the national bestseller Love is a Mix Tape returns, with a different-but equally personal and equally universal- pin on music as memory."No rock critic-living or dead, American or otherwise-has ever written about pop music with the evocative, hyperpoetic perfectitude of Rob Sheffield."So said Chuck Klosterman about Love is a Mix Tape, Sheffield's paean to a lost love via its soundtrack. Now, in Talking to Girls About Duran Duran, Sheffield shares the soundtrack to his eighties adolescence.When he turned 13 in 1980, Rob Sheffield had a lot to learn about women, love, music and himself, and in Talking to Girls About Duran Duran we get a glimpse into his transformation from pasty, geeky "hermit boy" into a young man with his first girlfriend, his first apartment, and a sense of the world. These were the years of MTV and John Hughes movies; the era of big dreams and bigger shoulder pads; and, like any all-American boy, this one was searching for true love and maybe a cooler haircut. It all here: Inept flirtations. Dumb crushes. Deplorable fashion choices. Members Only jackets. Girls, every last one of whom seems to be madly in love with the bassist of Duran Duran.Sheffield's coming-of-age story is one that we all know, with a playlist that any child of the eighties or anyone who just loves music will sing along with. These songs-and Sheffield's writing-will remind readers of that first kiss, that first car, and the moments that shaped their lives.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Sheppard

Length:

6h 48m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:42


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:48


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:28


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:07


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:30


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:10


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:52


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:15


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:55


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:27


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:32


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:12


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:11


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:42


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:02


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:55


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:55


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:18


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:01


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:51


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:19


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:22


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:48


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:35


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:17


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:34


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:04


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:05


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:57


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:39


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:58


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:51