|Cassettes From My Ex: Stories and Soundtracks of Lost Loves edited by Jason Bitner (306.4842 Cassette)|
Contributors include Billboard editor Joe Levy, author Rick Moody, This American Life's Starlee Kine, The New Yorker's Ben Greenman, The Magnetic Fields’ Claudia Gonson, Improv Everywhere's Charlie Todd, and former Rolling Stone writer and MTV2 veejay Jancee Dunn.
This book is fun to browse, filled with humorous stories, heartbreak, and healthy doses of sex, drugs and rock n' roll. What struck me most about the stories inside is how many of the contributors admit that listening to these mixes now would simply be too painful, yet they can't bring themselves to part with the tapes and the memories they hold.
During this summer of Reading to the Rhythm, it only makes sense to read books steeped in an appreciation of music. Check out our Read to the Rhythm book display on the 2nd floor for more music-fueled reads.