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Everybody Hurts - An Essential Guide to Emo Culture (Paperback): Leslie Simon, Trevor Kelley Everybody Hurts - An Essential Guide to Emo Culture (Paperback)
Leslie Simon, Trevor Kelley
R286 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R120 (42%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Emo - confessional punk rock - is the first cultural movement born on the Internet, thanks in part to the development of social networking sites like MySpace. Tracing its angst-y roots all the way from Shakespeare to Holden Caulfield to today's most popular bands, this is the definitive handbook to Emo. From the movement's fashion and ideology, to its music, movies and eating habits, it's all covered here with razor-sharp wit.

Geek Girls Unite - How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World (Paperback): Leslie Simon Geek Girls Unite - How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World (Paperback)
Leslie Simon
R289 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R18 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In recent years, male geeks have taken the world by storm: They've become unexpected sex symbols (Seth Rogen and Michael Cera); they've penned pieces of literary brilliance (Rest in peace, David Foster Wallace); they've even reinvented the art of modern cinema (Kudos, Coen brothers!) But what about their female counterparts? After all, fangirls are just like fanboys - they put on their imperial stormtrooper Lycra pants one leg at a time. "Geek Girls Unite" is a call to arms for every girl who has ever wondered where her rebel sisters have gone. It's also a sassy, savvy celebration of all the women who are busy bucking convention and making the world a smarter, better, and, yes, cooler place. Each chapter is dedicated to a crosssection of the geek elite-fangirls, music fanatics, bookworms, craft mavens, funny girls, film buffs, and others - and looks at groundbreaking women, geek hall-of-famers, ultimate love matches, and most likely frenemies. Along with fun quizzes, illustrations, and trivia boxes, each group also gets tailored recommendations for playlists, books, movies, and websites. Fun, funny, and ultimately empowering, this is the perfect book for women of any age who've felt like they're on the outside looking includes.

Wish You Were Here - An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes-from Punk to Indie and Everything in Between (Paperback):... Wish You Were Here - An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes-from Punk to Indie and Everything in Between (Paperback)
Leslie Simon
R294 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R18 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A snarky, fact-filled look at the people and places that made the indie/punk scene what it is today

The American underground music scene is exploding everywhere--not just in New York City and L.A. (although we've got those cities covered too ):

In Washington, D.C. . . . Ian MacKaye and Fugazi inspired the straightedge culture, which had kids everywhere drawing black X's on their hands in magic marker.

In Omaha, Nebraska . . . A young Conor Oberst, aka Bright Eyes, started writing and performing gut-wrenching love songs at the tender age of thirteen.

On Long Island, New York . . . Taking Back Sunday and Brand New battled for emo supremacy and the fragile hearts of a million teenage girls.

From the coauthor of the cult-worthy Everybody Hurts: An Essential Guide to Emo Culture comes Wish You Were Here--a combination travel guide and tortured history covering everything from what constitutes proper rock critic etiquette in Minneapolis to why pop-punk bands in Chicago have so much suburban angst, to how freegans in the Bay Area can feed themselves on a budget that would make frugal Rachael Ray's face blush.

Collisions and Transformations (Paperback, New): Leslie Simon Collisions and Transformations (Paperback, New)
Leslie Simon
R195 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R35 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Using chant-rhythm beats to create layers of harmony and meaning, Simon weaves poetry from jazz, sex, and geography.

A Music I No Longer Heard - The Early Death of a Parent (Paperback): Leslie Simon, Jan Johnson Drantell A Music I No Longer Heard - The Early Death of a Parent (Paperback)
Leslie Simon, Jan Johnson Drantell
R426 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R66 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Parents die. At any age, the loss of a parent marks a profound and often overlooked transition in life. When the parent leaves a young child to grow up without guidance, nurturing, goading, and love, the event becomes a landmark, a defining moment.
When authors Leslie Simon and Jan Johnson Drantell learned of their common experience of losing a parent at a young age, they set out to discover the experiences and effects that unite those who have lived through this same signal event. "Every tragedy has its before and after," they write. "One day a child's life feels normal, the next it feels as if the world has torn apart."
This is a rent that can never be repaired, a wound that despite the passage of time and the coming of age never truly heals. In "A Music I No Longer Heard, " Simon and Drantell have collected the voices of seventy men and women who share this poignant life's journey. "Even three or four years later," the noted filmmaker Ken Burns remembered, "my wish would be that my mother would come back. I think I just submerged the fact that she had died."
As life progresses, the authors point out, every new experience is filtered through the lens of loss. The dead parent remains a vibrant presence in these lives: "My relationship with my father doesn't seem finished, or sealed." Or in the words of another, "I feed myself with memories of my mother. I think about her and it is just a wonderful feeling."
Most of all, these children of loss experience adulthood differently, always compensating in some way when choosing a mate or a career, in developing the ability to trust and to love, and in the willingness to take risks and live life to the fullest. "Maybe my dad's death, in some small way," one woman wonders, "helped me to wake up and see what the world is, what the world could offer."
What emerges from these stories is a moving portrait of the many and various ways that the death of a parent shapes one's life. "A Music I No Longer Heard" will be therapeutic for those who have lost a parent and will enable those who have not to understand the complex emotions that surround this all too common experience.

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