Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time- is the author’s tribute to his wife, as seen through the lens of mix tapes; those songs that defined his life, his wife’s life, and then his life after she died suddenly. This is a very emotional story; my heart goes out to Sheffield. From the book it is obvious he loved her deeply.
The mix tape device works well. Both Rob on Renée worked as music critics and loved 90’s Rock, and Pop music from all eras. Each chapter opens with an image of a Cassette Cover handwritten with artist and songs found on the mix tape that stands as an icon for the chapter. On the Kindle the text is so small I had to use a magnifying glass. I wish I hadn’t the mixes are terrible. A few good songs surround by a dozen bad songs. I was never a fan of mix tapes. (I’m more of an album guy.) Although I’m not a fan of Sheffield’s mix tapes, I do like how Sheffield used them in the telling of this tragedy.