Friday, February 17, 2012

BC2012: I Love Rock 'N' Roll (Except When I Hate It) by Brian Boone

I've read a lot of books that could be classified as "rock trivia" or "rock potpourri". I Love Rock 'N' Roll is one of the better ones, and also among the newest having come out in 2011. Boone's writing is snarky and often hilarious. For example, he lists several singing duos and answers the question, "So, was they bonin', or was they not bonin'?" The list begins with Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's 1983 hit "Islands in the Stream":
Despite these two being more inseparable in the '80s than Ronald Reagan and his doting mother Nancy,and the fact that most children at the time thought that they were married (at least I did), no bonin' here. Parton has been with her rarely seen husband Carl Dean since 1966. Rogers has had five wives, [but] none of them were Dolly, a fact that likely haunts him as he lays awake each night, weeping facedown on a pair of gigantic pillows as he screams, "You're the coward of the county, Kenny Rogers. You are. For letting her get away!"
Silly, I know, but I just about lost it when I got to the part about the two gigantic pillows.

I finished this book a week ago. I realize this is one of my lamer reviews, but I'm pretty distracted with Gracie right now. It's been hard to focus on anything else between caring for her and crying over the inevitable.

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