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Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution Paperback – Illustrated, Sept. 28 2010

4.7 out of 5 stars 120 ratings

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Product details

  • Item Weight : 299 g
  • Paperback : 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9780061806360
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0061806360
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial (Sept. 28 2010)
  • Product Dimensions : 13.49 x 2.44 x 20.32 cm
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : 0061806366
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 120 ratings

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“For a Second Wave feminist like myself, Girls to the Front evokes wonderfully the way the generation after mine soaked up the promise and the punishment of feminist consciousness: all in all, a richly moving story.” (Vivian Gornick)

“Compelling. . . . A brash, gutsy chronicle of the empowering music and feminist movement of the early 1990s. . . . Marcus enthusiastically tracks the ‘scattered cartographies of rebellion’ and captures the combustible excitement of this significant if short-lived moment.” (Publishers Weekly)

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

“Original, witty, idealistic and down-to-earth, Girls to the Front is a chronicle of women, girls, music, sexism―and, best of all, what it means to be alive. Reader take heart: Feminism is not dead.” (Brenda Wineapple, author of White Heat)

“Sara Marcus’s Girls to the Front is a great & true & real history. Thank God. At last.” (Eileen Myles, author of Chelsea Girls and Inferno (A Poet’s Novel))

“Feminism seems to change every five years. It’s hard to grasp the movement. . . . Girls to the Front is not just a keeper of the flame but brings you to yr own fire.” (Kim Gordon)

“Stirring. . . . Eloquent. . . . Like Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain did in Please Kill Me. . . Sara Marcus’s Girls to the Front tells the story of riot grrrl, one person at a time.” (Bitch Magazine)

“Ambitious and convincing. . . . Girls to the Front makes narrative sense out of events that had so far been recorded only in mythic, unverified, and fragmentary form.” (Johanna Fateman, Bookforum)

“A historical rockument of the revolutionary 90s counterculture Riot Grrrl movement. . . . A rousing inspiration for a new generation of empowered rebel girls to strap on guitars and stick it to The Man.” (Vanity Fair)

Girls to the Front is more than just a historical account of the riot grrrl movement. It is a reliving. For those who missed the happenings of that era, this book will make you feel as though you were right there.” (Venus Zine)

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Girls to the Front is the epic, definitive history of Riot Grrrl—the radical feminist uprising that exploded into the public eye in the 1990s and included incendiary punk bands Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Heavens to Betsy, and Huggy Bear. A dynamic chronicle not just a movement but an era, this is the story of a group of pissed—off girls with no patience for sexism and no intention of keeping quiet.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A thorough account of the movement
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite the inspiring read I'd hoped for
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