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Girls to the Front is the epic, definitive history of the Riot Grrrl movement - the radical feminist punk uprising that exploded into the public eye in the 1990s, altering America's gender landscape forever. Author Sara Marcus, a music and politics writer for Time Out New York, Slate.com, Pos, and Heeb magazine, interweaves research, interviews, and her own memories as a Riot Grrrl front-liner. Her passionate, sophisticated narrative brilliantly conveys the story of punk bands like Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, and Heavens to Betsy - as well as successors like Sleater-Kinney, Partyline, and Kathleen Hanna's Le Tigre - and their effect on today's culture.

©2010 Sara Marcus (P)2017 Tantor

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"[A] compelling history...Marcus has done a commendable job of telling the little-known history of an important social and cultural movement." ( Booklist, starred review)

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I learned so much listening to this book. I’m glad it was written. I’m not sure there is another full story about the Riot Grrrl movement out there & I appreciate all the information contained in this book. On another note, the audiobook skipped pretty bad for me quite a few times. I’m not sure if it’s the recording or a problem with the app. Hopefully it’s not in the recording & audible will fix this soon

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