Girls To The Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution by Sara MarcusGirls To The Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution by Sara Marcus

Girls To The Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution

bySara Marcus

Paperback | September 28, 2010

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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....A richly moving story.” —Village Voice writer Vivian Gornick

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,, 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, Heavens to Betsy—as well as successors like Sleater-Kinney, Partyline, and Kathleen Hanna’s Le Tigre—and their effect on today’s culture.

Sara Marcus is a write and musician living in Brooklyn, New York. Her prose and poetry have appeared in publications includingSlate,Time Out New York,The Advocate,The Philadelphia Inquirer, andHeeb, where she was the politics editor for five years. Marcus received an MFA from Columbia University.
Title:Girls To The Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl RevolutionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:September 28, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061806366

ISBN - 13:9780061806360


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Music History That Deserves A Read An exciting, insightful history of the riot grrrl movement. I tore through this social history of indie girl culture.
Date published: 2018-04-29

Editorial Reviews

“A fascinaqting social history. . . . In her impassioned study, Marcus focuses on the girls in the crowd as much as stars like Bikini Kill, placing the story in the context of liberalism’s post-Reagan crisis and mapping a civilization of Xeroxed jeremiads.”