The Sound of Being Human: How Music Shapes Our Lives – Signed Copy

Jude Rogers

ISBN: 9781474622929S

£16.99

Signed hardback copy of The Sound of Being Human: How Music Shapes Our Lives by Jude Rogers

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Hand signed by Jude Rogers to the title page

 

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Description

The Sound of Being Human¬†explores, in detail, why music plays such a deep-rooted role in so many lives, from before we are born to our last days. At its heart is Jude’s own story: how songs helped her wrestle with the grief of losing her father at age five; concoct her own sense of self as a lonely adolescent; sky-rocket her relationships, both real and imagined, in the flushes of early womanhood, propel her own journey into working life, adulthood and parenthood, and look to the future.

Shaped around twelve songs, ranging from ABBA’s ‘Super Trouper’ to Neneh Cherry’s ‘Buffalo Stance’, Kraftwerk’s ‘Radioactivity’ to Martha Reeves and the Vandellas’ ‘Heat Wave’, the book combines memoir and historical, scientific and cultural enquiry to show how music can shape different versions of ourselves; how we rely upon music for comfort, for epiphanies, and for sexual and physical connection; how we grow with songs, and songs grow inside us, helping us come to terms with grief, getting older and powerful memories. It is about music’s power to help us tell our own stories, whatever they are, and make them sing.

Further Information

Format Hardback
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Published 28/04/2022
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