To this Ani-fan who rushed out to pre-order this book, this is an interesting read. It's hard to put down and I learned a lot about Ani Difranco from a very intimate angle. However, it's not what I expected, … which is ok because it's obvious she put her heart and soul into this. I was expecting more insight into her songwriting technique and I hoped to learn more about what it took to write as well as she did at such a young age. I wish she had incorporated the names of songs she was writing at the time and any struggles she had with particular songs or albums. When she did mention the album titles, it almost seemed as if she were saying, "and by the way, this is when X album was released." Give me more, Ani! Give me more!
The writing, although interesting, was a bit frenetic and disorganized at times. In the first half of the book, it was a little tabloid, with (probably) unnecessary jabs at Michelle Shocked, Tori Amos, Suzanne Vega, Bob Dylan, and others. Don't get me wrong, I ate it up.
If you are an Ani Difranco fan or just curious about this genius, you will very much enjoy this quick read. It was a great peek into the world of the indie folk scene. Often it was an interesting deep dive into Ani's brain.
I also enjoyed the MixTape she released with this book.