Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyoncé, Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl features more than 100 essays by women about women who defied boundaries and overcame challenges to express themselves through music. A handful will be reading from the book tonight, including editor Evelyn McDonnell plus L.A. writers Adele Bertei, Solvej Schou and DJ Lynnée Denise. They'll also be signing after reading, and we gotta say, this big, bright pink confection of a book should make a great holiday gift for the women in your life who rock — or want to.
Aretha Franklin, The Supremes, The Go-Go's, Courtney Love, Madonna, Amy Winehouse, Dolly Parton, Sleater-Kinney, Taylor Swift ... whatever your musical tastes, there is no denying the powerful legacy of pioneering women in the music industry. And while men can and have written about them, it takes awoman's special perspective to really dig into their essence — what drives them and the challenges they face(d). The new tome