Turn Around Bright Eyes

Turn Around Bright Eyes : A Karaoke Journey of Starting Over, Falling in Love, and Finding Your Voice

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 275 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 22.86mm | 158.76g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062207636
  • 9780062207630
  • 90,715

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Why in God s name would anyone immerse themselves in the world of karaoke? Well, here s your answer and it s a surprising trip out of some real darkness, set to a soundtrack of cheesy ballads, yelping rockers, and mangled standards. Turn Around Bright Eyes is an absolute treat. --Patton Oswalt, comedian, actor, and New York Times bestselling author of Zombie Spaceship Wasteland"
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