Turn Around Bright Eyes: A Karaoke Journey Of Starting Over, Falling In Love, And Finding Your Voice

Paperback | May 20, 2014

byRob Sheffield

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Once upon a time I was falling apart. Now I'm always falling in love.

When Rob Sheffield moved to New York City in 2001, he was a young widower trying to start a new life in a new town. One night, some friends dragged him to a karaoke bar—and that night turned into many nights in many karaoke bars. Karaoke became a way to be someone else if only for the span of a three-minute song, and through the sublime ridiculousness of karaoke, Rob began to find his voice.

And then the unexpected happened. A voice on the radio got Rob's attention. And the voice came attached to a woman who could name every constellation in the sky, every Depeche Mode B side, and could belt out a mean Bonnie Tyler. Turn Around Bright Eyes is a journey of hilarity and heartbreak with a karaoke soundtrack. It's about finding the courage to move on, clearing your throat, and letting it rip—and how songs get tangled up in our deepest emotions.

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Once upon a time I was falling apart. Now I'm always falling in love.When Rob Sheffield moved to New York City in 2001, he was a young widower trying to start a new life in a new town. One night, some friends dragged him to a karaoke bar—and that night turned into many nights in many karaoke bars. Karaoke became a way to be someone els...

Rob Sheffield is a contributing editor atRolling Stone, where he writes about music, TV, and popular culture. He is the author of the national bestsellersLove Is a Mix TapeandTalking to Girls About Duran Duran. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.72 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062207636

ISBN - 13:9780062207630

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“Turn Around Bright Eyes is a touching homage to ‘99 Luftballoons’ and other important chunks of our cultural heritage.”