Girl in a Band
From California to New York, Gordon’s best-selling memoir Girl in a Band charts a changing world through the lens of the Sonic Youth frontwoman. Examining girlhood, motherhood, art and her marriage to ex-husband Thurston Moore, this is not only a portrait of the punk scene, but a testament to the power of music as activism.
Questlove, in his review for the New York Times, says:
“I know Sonic Youth’s music pretty well, partly from my time working in a record store after high school, where it was shelved between Social Distortion and Soundgarden... I came to Gordon’s book with lots of respect for her place in the music world, and lots of curiosity.”