Mamarama: A Memoir of Sex, Kids, and Rock 'n' Roll

Mamarama: A Memoir of Sex, Kids, and Rock 'n' Roll

by Evelyn McDonnell
     
 

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Critically acclaimed from Bust to People, this “heartfelt treatise on punk motherhood” (Donna Gaines) is “moving and surprising-a familiar lick performed in an entirely revolutionary way” (Alison Bechdel). Any parent may ask, “What’s the connection between my youthful self and the old fart my kids think I am?”

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Critically acclaimed from Bust to People, this “heartfelt treatise on punk motherhood” (Donna Gaines) is “moving and surprising-a familiar lick performed in an entirely revolutionary way” (Alison Bechdel). Any parent may ask, “What’s the connection between my youthful self and the old fart my kids think I am?” It’s especially relevant for McDonnell, a recent mom looking back on her bohemian, feminist, punk-rock, East-Village glory days and wondering, is the new me still the old me? As she makes the personal transformation from Riot Grrrl to Rebel Mom, this music journalist gives an eyewitness account of the cultural movements of the ’90s, from alternative rock and third-wave feminism to hip-hop, raves, and Rent, and their relationship to the conventions and pressures of motherhood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738211077
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
03/03/2008
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Evelyn McDonnell is a former senior editor at the Village Voice whose work has appeared in Ms. Magazine, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times. She lives in Miami Beach with her family.

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