• Nobody Ever Asked Me About the Girls

  • Women, Music, and Fame
  • By: Lisa Robinson
  • Narrated by: Lisa Robinson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)

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By: Lisa Robinson
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An intimate look at the lives of our most celebrated female musicians - and their challenges with fame - from a legendary music journalist

Over four decades, Lisa Robinson has made a name for herself as a celebrated journalist in a business long known for its boys’ club mentality. But to Robinson, the female performers who sat down with her, most often at the peak of their careers, were the true revelations.

Based on conversations with more than forty female artists, Nobody Ever Asked Me about the Girls is a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the effects of success on some of music’s most famous women. From Tina Turner, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, Donna Summer, Bette Midler, Alanis Morissette and Linda Ronstadt to Mary J. Blige, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Adele, Beyoncé, Rihanna, and numerous others, Robinson reveals the private obsessions and public distractions that musicians contend with in their pursuit of stardom. From these interviews emerge candid portraits of how these women - regardless of genre or decade - deal with image, abuse, love, motherhood, family, sex, drugs, business, and age.

Complete with reflections from Robinson’s own career as a pioneering female music writer, Nobody Ever Asked Me about the Girls offers an overdue consideration of how hopes, dreams, and the drive for recognition have propelled our most beloved female musicians to take the stage and leave an undeniable, lasting musical mark on the world. 

A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company 

©2020 Lisa Robinson (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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Love this book!

A humanizing view of what it’s like to be a woman in the music industry. Spanning the last 40 something years of Lisa’s life as a journalist on the road with musicians. Her writing is honest, down to earth, candid and insightful. I enjoyed every minute of this book.

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My only regret in listening to this book is that I wish I had an index of the artists she refers to. So many I want to listen to but can’t remember them all.

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Good, but...

I just wanted it to be better. It’s infuriating women are still so marginalized and pushed into a corner by men who are threatened.