Talking to Girls about Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut (Paperback)

One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut

By Rob Sheffield

Plume Books, 9780452297234, 274pp.

Publication Date: April 26, 2011

July 2010 Indie Next List

“Talking to Girls About Duran Duran is a book for anyone who has been surprised by a wave of nostalgia for the 1980s upon hearing 'Rio' or 'Hungry Like the Wolf.' Readers may find themselves nodding their heads, pumping their fists in the air, or, more likely, running to their music collections and dancing around the room as Sheffield evokes fond and bittersweet memories of the decade everyone thought they hated.”
— Carol Schneck, Schuler Books & Music, Okemos, MI
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From the bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape and Turn Around Bright Eyes, "a funny, insightful look at the sublime torture of adolescence."--Entertainment Weekly

The 1980s meant MTV and John Hughes movies, big dreams and bigger shoulder pads, and millions of teen girls who nursed crushes on the members of Duran Duran. As a solitary teenager stranded in the suburbs, Rob Sheffield had a lot to learn about women, love, music, and himself. And he was sure his radio had all the answers.

As evidenced by the bestselling sales of Sheffield's first book, Love Is a Mix Tape, the connection between music and memory strikes a chord with readers. Talking to Girls About Duran Duran strikes that chord all over again, and is a pitch-perfect trip through '80s music-from Bowie to Bobby Brown, from hair metal to hip-hop. But this book is not just about music. It's about growing up and how every song is a snapshot of a moment that you'll remember the rest of your life.

About the Author

Rob Sheffield has been a music journalist for more than twenty years. He is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, where he writes about music, TV, and pop culture, and regularly appears on MTV and VH1. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Love Is a Mix Tape, which has been translated into French, German, Swedish, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and other languages he cannot read. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.