- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Backbeat Books (March 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0879308052
- ISBN-13: 978-0879308056
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,095,020 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The White Stripes: Sweethearts of the Blues Paperback – March 1, 2004
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I didn't know much about the Detroit scene (except for Motown, of course) and really got a fast and thorough education on the blues, as well as Iggy, etc.
I have to say, while the Stripes aren't my favorites, I do have a new appreciation and enjoy listenting with the rest of my family. I've passed the book on to the rest of my family and look forward to what they say!
The book is a heartfelt tribute to the band, especially to Jack and a very entertaining read. I'm in my 30s with four children that all love the White Stripes and this is on my teen's "to-read" list also. The author approached her subject with warmth and heart and put many pieces of the Stripes puzzle together in a fast-paced joyful manner.
There is a strong coherent understanding of the power of the White Stripes' magic in this book. The undercurrent of appreciation for Jack and Meg shines through and it is a respectful, happy read.
It's a must for the Stripes' collectors and those who have a soft spot for Jack and Meg's work.
I recommend this book most especially to fans who have just been turned on the the White Stripes and want to know more.
My thanks to Ms. Sullivan for putting together a book that reveals a love for the music and the magic of Jack and Meg.
thought I knew all there was to know about the White Stripes, I came to
find out there's way more to explore in their music than meets the
eye-and that's kind of the whole point of the "mystery" behind them,
isn't it? More than a standard rock bio, Sullivan's book is a guidebook
for further exploration into the world of the Stripes. For example, I
didn't know very much about Jack and Meg's love of Bob Dylan till I read
this book and now for the first time in my life, I want to know more about
Bob Dylan-precisely because he is so important to the White Stripes!
Sullivan's personal style which fuses fact with a humorous
point-of-view kept me interested even while I read about the stuff I did
know about (like the fact they aren't really brother and sister...duh!). I
even found myself nodding in agreement (which is always a sign to me
that I'm reading the right book) to her thoughtful descriptions of the
albums and live shows. So if you think you know everything about the
White Stripes, think again because this book provides plenty of food for
thought: Not only will you find some important clues as to what the
band is about, but you'll end up with a list of further questions that you
hadn't even thought to ask before you sat down to read it!