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Heartbreak is the National Anthem: How Taylor Swift Reinvented Pop Music

By Rob Sheffield

A cultural phenomenon. A worldwide obsession. An agent of emotional chaos.

There’s no parallel to Taylor Swift in history: a teenage girl who turns into the world’s favorite pop star, songwriter, storyteller, guitar hero, live performer, changing how music is made and heard.

Heartbreak Is The National Anthem: How Taylor Swift Reinvented Pop Music is the first book that goes deep on the musical and cultural impact of Taylor Swift. Now, Rob Sheffield, the bestselling and award-winning author of Dreaming The Beatles, On Bowie, and Love Is A Mix Tape, and legendary Rolling Stone journalist who has chronicled Taylor for every step of her long career gets to the heart of Swift and her music, her fan connection, her raw power—in a book as brilliant, fresh, and fascinating as Taylor herself.

Format: Hardback
Release Date: 12 Nov 2024
Pages: 320
ISBN: 978-0-00-865270-8
Price: £16.99 (Export Price) , £16.99, €None
Rob Sheffield is a longtime writer for Rolling Stone, where he has been covering music and pop culture since 1997. He is the author of the national bestsellers Love Is a Mix Tape: Love and Loss, One Song at a Time; Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man’s Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut; Turn Around Bright Eyes: A Karaoke Journey of Starting Over, Falling in Love, and Finding Your Voice, On Bowie and Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.