Women Who Rock: Bessie to Bey­once. Girl Groups to Riot Gr­rrl

Vancouver Sun - - BOOKS - Edited by Eve­lyn McDon­nell Black Dog & Leven­thal

Yes, the dust jacket is bright pink, for bet­ter or worse, but the es­says are all-en­com­pass­ing, as the ti­tle sug­gests. In­cludes a range of writ­ers, though ac­com­pa­ny­ing por­trai­ture may not be to taste. Each pro­file is writ­ten by a woman, with more than 100 in all. The sub­jects were cho­sen, as McDon­nell says, both painstak­ingly and ar­bi­trar­ily as she went about hon­our­ing “rock” as a verb, not a noun.

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