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}} Rob Sheffield (born February 2, 1966) is an American music journalist and author. He is currently a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, writing music reviews and musings on pop culture. Prior to that, he was a contributing editor at Blender before the print version of the magazine folded in 2009, and at Spin Magazine. His work has also been featured in The Village Voice. A native of Boston, Sheffield attended Yale and the University of Virginia.

His first book, Love is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time (an excerpt of which was featured in the January 2007 issue of GQ), was released by Random House in January 2007. It received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Library Journal.

Most of Love is a Mix Tape takes place in Charlottesville, Virginia, where Sheffield met and married his late wife Renée Crist, a fellow DJ at radio station WTJU, and continues in New York City after Crist's death in 1997. The couple had no children.

In 2006, Sheffield wrote a scathing review of comedian Dane Cook in Rolling Stone, claiming that Cook has "no jokes".[1]

Sheffield remarried in 2006 and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Sheffield's second book, due to be released July 15, 2010 is called Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut. (


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