31 Songs

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Penguin Books Limited, Jun 28, 2007 - Music - 256 pages
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'I decided that I wanted to write a little book of essays about songs I loved ... Songs are what I listen to, almost to the exclusion of everything else.'
In his first non-fiction work since Fever Pitch, Nick Hornby writes about 31 songs that either have some great significance in his life - or are just songs that he loves. He discusses, among other things, guitar solos and losing your virginity to a Rod Stewart song and singers whose teeth whistle and the sort of music you hear in Body Shop.
'The soundtrack to his life ... a revealing insight into one of Britain's most popular writers' Evening Standard

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User Review  - juniperSun - LibraryThing

I borrowed this book because of a review that said Nick Hornsby writes so well that even if you never listen to music you'll enjoy this book, which is about modern life, really, and only incidentally ... Read full review

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User Review  - harrietbrown - LibraryThing

I thought this book was outstanding. It was very interesting to hear about Mr. Hornby's relationship to music and certain songs in particular. It was fascinating to get inside the head of someone who ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Nick Hornby is the author of six bestselling novels (High Fidelity, About a Boy, How To Be Good, A Long Way Down, Juliet, Naked and Funny Girl), as well as a novel for young adults, Slam, and four works of acclaimed non-fiction: Fever Pitch, 31 Songs, The Complete Polysyllabic Spree and Stuff I've Been Reading. He has written the screenplays for the films Fever Pitch, Wild, Brooklyn and An Education, which was nominated for an Oscar. He lives in Highbury, north London.

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