Women in Music – Riot Grrrl and Punk

Cinderella’s Big Score: Women of the Punk and Indie Underground by Maria Raha. 2004. Seal Press, 380 pages.

Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution by Sara Marcus. 2010. Harper Perennial, 384 pages.

The Lost Women of Rock Music: Female Musicians of the Punk Era by Helen Reddington. Revised second ed. 2012. Equinox, 272 pages.

The Riot Grrrl Collection edited by Lisa Darms. 2015. Feminist Press at CUNY, 368 pages.

We Were Going to Change the World: Interviews with Women from the 1970s and 1980s Southern California Punk Rock Scene by Stacy Russo. 2017. Santa Monica Press, 312 pages.

Viv Albertine (The Slits)

Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.: A Memoir by Viv Albertine. 2014. Thomas Dunne Books, 433 pages.

To Throw Away Unopened by Viv Albertine. 2018. Faber & Faber, 320 pages.

Alice Bag

Violence Girl: East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, a Chicana Punk Story by Alice Bag. 2011. Feral House, 384 pages.

Carrie Brownstein (Sleater Kinney)

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir by Carrie Brownstein. 2016. Riverhead Books, 256 pages.

Michelle Gonzalez (Spitboy)

The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band by Michelle Cruz Gonzales. 2016. PM Press, 160 pages.

The Runaways

Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway by Cherie Curie with Tony O’Neill. 2010. It Books, 368 pages.

Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways by Evelyn McDonnell. 2013. Da Capo Press, 362 pages.

Living Like a Runaway: A Memoir by Lita Ford. 2016. Dey Street Books, 272 pages.

Patti Smith

Just Kids by Patti Smith. 2010. Ecco, 304 pages.

M Train by Patti Smith. 2015. Knopf, 272 pages.


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