Published Nov 05, 2019Tori Amos last chronicled her life, work and more in 2005's Ann Powers-assisted Piece by Piece. Now, the songwriter has shared details behind a second book.
Amos will release new memoir Resistance: A Songwriter's Story of Hope, Change and Courage on May 5 through Atria Books. The book is said to be "a timely and passionate call to action for engaging with our current political moment" for "anyone determined to steer the world back in the right direction."
An abstract for Resistance reads as follows:
Amos began playing piano as a teenager for the politically powerful at hotel bars in Washington, DC, during the formative years of the post-Goldwater and then Koch-led Libertarian and Reaganite movements. The story continues to her time as a hungry artist in Los Angeles to the subsequent three decades of her formidable music career. Amos explains how she managed to create meaningful, politically resonant work against patriarchal power structures — and how her proud declarations of feminism and her fight for the marginalized always proved to be her guiding light. She teaches us to engage with intention in this tumultuous global climate and speaks directly to supporters of #MeToo and #TimesUp, as well as young people fighting for their rights and visibility in the world.
Resistance is now available for pre-order here. Amos released her 15th album, Native Invader, in 2017.