"What does it mean
when a book makes you feel like you can sing
?" Chuck Klosterman
wrote an extremely excellent review of Turn Around Bright Eyes for Amazon.
From Chuck's review: "There is no question about
life that Rob Sheffield cannot answer through the lyrics of a Top 40 song
everyone else forgot to remember. He understands Rod Stewart the way Frederick
Exley understood Frank Gifford. He understands made-for-TV Lifetime movies the
way Joan Didion understood hippies. He understands Bon Jovi slightly more than
the members of Bon Jovi. He understands why life hurts and why life feels good.
You know, I must be honest:
karaoke scares me. It’s my greatest phobia. I could speak in front of 20,000
people, but I couldn’t sing in front of two. I’m a little ashamed of this fact,
and there’s nothing I can do about it. But reading this book makes me feel like
that fear doesn’t exist. It makes me feel like I just drunkenly sang “Whole
Lotta Love” and totally killed it. I’m not even sure what that means.
What does it mean when a
book makes you feel like you can sing?