I wanted to give this 3.5 stars, but since half stars aren't an option I felt like this deserved a bump up instead of a bump down. The book covers the years grunge became pop music between 1989-1994, and tells the rarely heard feminine side of that culture. With a movement like Riot Grrrl it's impossible to separate the political from the music, but I wanted to read more about the music than was presented here.
The author jumps around a bit, and at times seems to lose focus. I would have also like to read more of an analysis of the movements broader impact on culture (other than "big media tried to buy and sell us" and "Spice Girls ripped off Girl Power") but the subtitle is "true story of" not "analysis of."
As someone who wasn't there (obviously) I think between this book, and the documentary "The Punk Singer" I was able to get a good idea of what the Riot Grrrl movement ment to the women of the early 90s.