The Importance of Music to Girls
“The Importance of music to Girls made you feel that you had never read anything before that was really about childhood and adolescent experience” - Adam Phillips, Observer Books of the Year.
“It will resonate with everyone who has ever danced around a handbag or played a guitar” - Val Hennessy, Daily Mail Critic’s Choice.
If I had not kissed anyone, or danced with anyone, or had a reason to cry, the music made me feel as if I had gone through that anyway…
In this passionate, vivid memoir, Lavinia Greenlaw searches out diaries and report cards, classic LP covers and old mixtapes, to recall the furious passion of coming alive through music.
She tells the story of the adventures that music leads us into: getting drunk, falling in love, drying of boredom, cutting our hair, terrifying our parents, wanting to change the world. From pop tp punk, this is a memoir unlike any other, and it will make you hear again, as you did for the first time.
“Her lyrical style recallsthe depth of Joy Division and the joys of Donna Summer” - Frances Wilson, Daily Telegraph.
“Lavinia Greenlaw’s clever riposte to the High Fidelity band of writers is a memoir that takes us back through her teenage years in the seventies” - Kate Chisholm, Spectator.
“Plays out as sweetly as any finely tuned mixtape” - Anna Millar, Scotland on Sunday.
Anyone want it? £6 + postage costs, which shouldn’t amount to much if you’re in the UK. After a mass post out to America this afternoon, I’ve remembered how expensive overseas can be. But wherever you live, as long as you cover costs (it wouldn’t be massive) then I’ll post it.
BE NICE AND REBLOG?