WoW [26]

Waiting on Wednesday [WoW] is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s WoW feature is:
Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Ritual of Love and Karaoke by Rob Sheffield
Expected Publication: August 6, 2013
Publisher: It Books

Summary via Edelweiss...
The bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape and Talking to Girls about Duran Duran returns with his newest, funniest, most moving book about the intersection of love, music and memories in our lives. An emotional journey of hilarity and heartbreak with a karaoke soundtrack, in the spirit of Rob Sheffield's bestselling Love Is a Mix Tape.

Turn Around Bright Eyes picks up Sheffield's story right after Love Is a Mix Tape. He is a young widower devastated by grief, trying to build a new life in a new town after his wife's death. As a writer for Rolling Stone, he naturally takes solace in music. But that's when he discovers the sublime ridiculousness of karaoke, and despite the fact that he can't carry a tune, he begins to find his voice. 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.

Why I Can’t Wait....
So I’ve been checking like every day waiting and waiting to see if it was available on Edelweiss. Then last week it was there and I was pre-approved…YES!!!!!!!!!! I nearly died! I love Rob Sheffield. He is an amazing writer and if you haven’t read Love is a Mix Tape or Talking to Girls about Duran Duran you are missing out people. Maybe it’s the music nerd in me but I love the way he intertwines music in everything he writes. His books are both heart touching and funny at the same time. I’m pretty sure…no I know I will LOVE this book just as much as the others. I can’t wait to read it and share my thoughts with you.

That’s what I’m waiting for…please share yours.


  1. Ooh, love stories that spotlight a time and place, especially if music is part of it. Enjoy!

    Here's MY WOW POST

    1. I totally agree! Music is my everything.