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His karaoke obsession takes him to some strange places, whether that means singing a Frank Sinatra song in a senior-citizen community in Florida, attempting a Merle Haggard classic at a cowboy saloon in the Mojave desert, or clearing the room at an after-hours dive in Chinatown. But he finds the music leads him to the most surprising place of all - a new life and a new love.
Turn Around Bright Eyes is a story about finding the courage to start over, move on, and rock the mike. It’s about falling in love and navigating your way through adult romance. It’s about how you can learn the weirdest things about yourself just by butchering a Hall & Oates song at 2 A.M. under fluorescent lights in a room full of strangers. It’s about how songs get tangled up in our deepest emotions, evoking memories of the past while inspiring hope for the future. But most of all, it’s a book about all the strange ways music brings people together.
Sweet, funny, honest, and full of the music you love, hate, and love to hate, Turn Around Bright Eyes is Rob Sheffield at his very best.
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By Wally Tonra on 05-07-15
Witty (sometimes sad) love story/Soundtrack
I enjoy Sheffield's fun story telling style. His love stories are made so much more real to me as every moment is tied to a song or album or mixed tape or karaoke session. More books please Rob.