Record Collecting for Girls

Record Collecting for Girls

Unleashing your Inner Music Nerd, One Album at A Time

Book - 2011
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Smith explores what music can tell women about themselves-- and the men in their lives. From romantic soundtracks to the evolution of girl bands, she shares stories from her own life that shed light on the phenomenon of guilty pleasures and the incredible power of an "our song."
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2011.
ISBN: 9780547502236
0547502230
Branch Call Number: 781.640266 SM
Characteristics: 226 pages ; 21 cm

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nutmeggish
Sep 27, 2011

I was really dissapointed with this book. It started off okay, and I was under the impression that the book would be a record collecting memoir from a female perspective. I thought it would be a female version of John Sellers' "Perfect From Now On". This book was not that. Her experiences with music revolve mostly around her relationships. The music almost seemed secondary, and I had trouble believing that she loved music, just the boys who loved music. Read "Perfect From Now On" or Chuck Klosterman's "Killing Yourself to Live" instead. If you do want a rock book from a female perspective, read "She Bop" by Lucy O'Brian.

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