The Importance of Music to Girls (Hardback)
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The Importance of Music to Girls (Hardback)

Hardback Published: 16/08/2007
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"The Importance of Music to Girls" tells the story of the adventures that music leads us into - getting drunk, falling in love, cutting our hair, wanting to change the world - as well as the darker side of the adolescent years: loneliness, bullying, getting arrested. From bubble-gum pop to classical piano to punk rock, music is at first the key to being a girl and then the means of escape from all that. It is a way to talk to boys and a way to do without them. Greenlaw records the importance of music in her own life, from dancing on her father's shoes as a child to discovering her parents' records, buying her own, going to concerts and singing in the streets. The personal - her school reports and diary entries, and the girl behind them - is everywhere touched by the music that compelled her generation. Fancying Donny Osmond and his shiny teeth, disco dancing in four-inch wedge heels, wanting to be Joy Division's Ian Curtis - this is a beautiful, razor-sharp remembrance of childhood and adolescence, filtered through the medium of music.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571230280

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