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

Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738211077
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 3/3/2008
  • 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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Table of Contents

Preface: Flipping the Script     ix
Dreaming Is Free     1
Queens of Noise     13
Set It Off     23
New York Woman     35
No Martyrs     55
The Gay '90s     67
Noise Equals Life     81
Love Will Tear Us Apart     97
Wild Things     119
Kick Out the Jams, Mothers     137
Welcome to Miami     155
Broken Water     169
Bringing Up Baby     185
Mamarama     201
About a Boy (and Girls)     219
Dig the New Breeders     235
Acknowledgments     247
Credits     249
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