Girls Like Us
Published Jul 26, 2009Jessica Hopper's Girls Guide to Rocking hopes to teach young women how to rock out like Patti Smith and thus prove the age-old adage that girls rule and boys drool. Hopper, who has a ton of experience in the music field, outlines important aspects of musicianship, from what the treble knob on your Les Paul does to how to pack for tour. But, hey adults! Don't let the book's teen-friendly graphic design scare you, because it's totally useful for (female and male) grown-ups too. With info about band promotion and booking to music legalities, the guide will teach even the most well-versed musician a thing or two. Make sure you check out Hopper's rad suggestions for music and film too; she has impeccable taste. Buy a copy for your daughter or niece then read it while she's not looking. Read an interview here.