Here She Comes Now Women in Music Who Have Changed Our Lives

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/14/2015
  • Publisher: Rare Bird Books, A Barnacle Book

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Whether it was Patti Smith's angry moan, Nina Simone's guttural growl, or Dolly Parton's towering hair and sweet voice, women have been a musical force to be reckoned with. In Here She Comes Now, today's biggest and brightest writers tackle their favorite female musicians and the effect they've had on their own lives. From Rosie Schaap writing about Sandy Denny to Susan Choi writing about Stevie Nicks to Elissa Schappell writing about Kim Gordon, Here She Comes Now thoughtfully and lovingly discusses the extreme badassery of the women who break through all the barriers to truly rock.

Author Biography

Jeff Gordinier is a staff writer for The New York Times and the author of X Saves the World. His work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Details, Outside, Esquire, PoetryFoundation.org, Creative Nonfiction, Fortune, GQ, Elle, and Entertainment Weekly.

Marc Weingarten is the author of The Gang That Wouldn’t Write Straight and Station to Station. He is producer of the 2011 documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, as well as television's The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. He lives in Malibu, CA.

Table of Contents


1. Diamond in a Rhinestone World
Allison Glock on Dolly Parton

2. Why Do Fools Fall in Love?
Kim Morgan on Ronnie Spector

3. A Rock Star is a Teenager
Aline Simone on Sinead O'Connor

4. Revenge of the Nerds
Taffy Brodesser-Akner on Taylor Swift

5. Pressing On
Jennifer Nix on June Carter Cash

6. Running Up That Hill
Lisa Catherine Harper on Kate Bush

7. Strange Angel
Isabella Alimonti on Laurie Anderson

8. The One
Marisa Silver on Judee Sill

9. Nina, Goddam!
Katell Keing on Nina Simone

10. Better Than Clearasil: How X-Ray Spex allowed me to see past a Germ Filled Adolescence
Dan Waters on X-Ray Spex and Poly-Styrene

11. Beautiful Child
Susan Choi on Stevie Nicks

12. Sister
Elissa Schappell on Kim Gordon

13. Jesus Freaks, Woo Woo Girls, Faeries, and Björk
Margaret Wappler

14. Not Rid of Me
Ian Daly on P. J. Harvey

15. In That Dark Room: Aretha, Loretta, and a Microphone
Ada Limón on Aretha Franklin and Loretta Lynn

16. A Vision of a Daughter of Albion
Rosie Schaap on Sandy Denny

17. Soul Survivor
Kate Christensen on Tina Turner

18. Punk Nerd Grrrl
Felicia Luna Lemus on Kathleen Hanna

19. All That I Can Say
Charlotte Druckman on Mary J. Blige

20. Exile in Godville
Bart Blasengame on Liz Phair

21. Wreckage
Phyllis Grant on Madonna and Miley Cyrus

22. Don't Wanna Be A Rock 'N' Roll Nigger
Dael Orlandersmith on Patti Smith

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