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Emotional Rescue: Essays on Love, Loss, and Life--With a Soundtrack
Emotional Rescue: Essays on Love, Loss, and Life--With a Soundtrack | Ben Greenman
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What songs have made up "your" life s soundtrack? Which have captured your every mood and deepest sentiments? Pop music, like no other form of entertainment or art, is capable of articulating our feelings, desires, joy, and pain. In a few soul-grabbing minutes, artists from every genre from Little Richard to Lou Reed, Willie Nelson to Wu-Tang Clan, Sly and the Family Stone to the Rolling Stones can help us understand our place in our own lives.This collection of short, sharp essays by "New York Times" bestselling author Ben Greenman ("Mo Meta Blues"), organized around a thematic playlist of songs, serves as a reminder of the lyrical power of songwriting and the sonic ability of pop to capture the human experience. Greenman s wit, insight, and honesty are as sweet and satisfying as the hits (and the deep cuts) at the center of each essay."
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Sweettartlaura
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Bailedbailed

DNF‘ing this one.
Some of the essays are insightful.
But most are too personal to connect to.
And the songs selected for each section are obscure. If they were chosen to evoke images & emotions, they were chosen poorly.

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Sweettartlaura
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The things we‘re losing to digitization... handwritten notes, the sound of a loved one ... it comes down to warmth. We‘re sacrificing it for expediency.

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Sweettartlaura
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Well, this is an auspicious start 😉❤️🎶

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deefig
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Bailedbailed

Bailed...very dense. Maybe I'll pick it up at a later time.

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Nancethepants
Bailedbailed

This did not work for me at all. Blech.

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Miznanner
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This got delivered tonight-- looking forward to starting it when I get done with my current #cozymystery read: Murder Offstage by LB Hathaway. Fun, frothy and just the ticket for mindless entertainment.

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Laura317
Mehso-so

The premise is a good one. Perhaps had I known any of the songs referenced I might have gotten more from it. Still, it's worth a read if you love music and how it reflects our feelings.

LauraBrook Hmmm, maybe I'll bump this one up the TBR. 3y
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Laura317
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So many quotes! While I don't recognize many of the songs he's chosen, it's still full of nuggets like this one. Truth.

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Laura317
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Saw what you mean to say by John Mayer cones to mind.

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Laura317
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"We scooped food from stone bowls with our hands." ?? My kids still ask me about the "old days" before cellphones, Internet, etc.

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Laura317
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Starting this today as my free Kindle First on Amazon Prime. I'm have high hopes for this.

LauraBrook I picked this one too! Will be curious to see what you think about it. I won't get to it for weeks. 3y
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