Girls to the Front, the first-ever history of Riot Grrrl, is a lyrical, punk-infused narrative about a group of extraordinary young women coming of age angrily, collectively, and publicly. A dynamic chronicle not just of a movement but of an era, this is the story of a time when America thought young people were apathetic and feminism was dead, but a generation of noisy girls rose up to prove everybody wrong.
Praise for Girls to the Front
“A historical rockument of the revolutionary 90s counterculture Riot Grrrl movement. . . . A rousing inspiration for a new generation of empowered rebel girls to strap on guitars and stick it to The Man.”
“[Marcus] describes Riot Grrrls’ raw, emo agit-pop with a poetic fervor that matches its subject. . . . In prose that’s more literary than journalistic, the author resuscitates the giddy courage of “Revolution Girl Style” at its best. . . . Girls to the Front is the well-documented history Riot Grrrl deserves.”
—Los Angeles Times