It's no secret that Charlottesville is a hotbed for emergent talent. In Hometown Heroes, we spotlight some of C-ville's most successful residents. This week's famous face is author Rob Sheffield.
"I was totally clueless about social interaction, and completely scared of girls. All I knew was that music was going to make girls fall in love with me."
-Love is a Mix Tape
Now settled in Brooklyn, the renowned author and music journalist was a University student back in the '80s and even met his late wife while living in Charlottesville. Much of his first book, the bestselling Love is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One song at a Time, is based in C-ville and chronicles his time at U.Va. and after until the death of his wife in 1997. He has since remarried, and he released his second book, Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut, in 2010. In addition, he is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone.