Our search has the following Google-type functionality:
If you use '+' at the start of a word, that word will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry +Potter
Search results will contain 'Potter'.
If you use '-' at the start of a word, that word will be absent in the search results.
eg. Harry -Potter
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between 2 words, then both those words will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry AND Potter
Search results will contain both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: AND will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'OR' between 2 single words, then either or both of those words will be present in the search results.
eg. 'Harry OR Potter'
Search results will contain just 'Harry', or just 'Potter', or both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: OR will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, that word will be absent in the search results. (This is the same as using the minus symbol).
eg. 'Harry NOT Potter'
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
NOTE: NOT will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use double quotation marks around words, those words will be present in that order.
eg. "Harry Potter"
Search results will contain 'Harry Potter', but not 'Potter Harry'.
NOTE: "" cannot be combined with AND, OR & NOT searches.
If you use '*' in a word, it performs a wildcard search, as it signifies any number of characters. (Searches cannot start with a wildcard).
Search results will contain words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er', such as 'Potter'.
No writer is better equipped than Ann Powers to clarify and dissect the fundamental American myths that power our popular music. Good Booty is an expansive, electrifying, and important book. It changed the way I listen. -- Amanda Petrusich, author of <i>Do Not Sell At Any Price</i> No writer on music has as keen a mind or as great a heart as Ann Powers. Sex is the subject, but Good Booty is really a tour-de-force history of an entire century of pop, rich in feeling and fierce in insight. It's a dazzling achievement. -- Alex Ross, <em>The Rest is Noise</em> A revelatory road trip through the erotic fever dreams of American culture . . . tells the whole epic saga of how music became the confessional where we go to share our deepest secrets and desires . . . Only Ann Powers could make this story so head-spinning-and often heartbreaking. -- Rob Sheffield, author of <em>Dreaming the Beatles</em> A fearless and often funny, feminist work. I feel like I have been waiting my whole life for this book-Good Booty is glorious! -- Jessica Hopper, author of <em>The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic</em> An instant, indispensable classic, for a culture that always needs sexual healing. -- Carl Wilson, author of <em>Let's Talk About Love</em> A major, original, comprehensive piece of rock history and analysis. -- Robert Christgau, author of <em>Going Into the City</em> With precision and wit, and across multiple musical genres, Powers contextualizes the complicated interplay of gender, sex, and race inherent in popular music within and against the backdrop of America's puritanical founding. -- <em>Library Journal</em>, starred review Fascinating. . . . readers won't look at Lady Gaga or Nicki Minaj the same way. -- <em>Kirkus</em> Informative and entertaining ... Powers reveals an extraordinary breadth of knowledge and insight and has produced an absolutely essential addition to any pop-culture collection. -- <em>Booklist, </em>starred review NPR music critic Ann Powers explores themes of gender, sexuality, race and identity in this sweeping survey of popular music. -- <em>Chicago Tribune</em>, Summer Reading Round Up Stirring. -- <em>O, the Oprah Magazine </em> Both an indispensable guide to American pop music and a damned fine read . . . The best thing about Good Booty is that it reminds us that the right song shows us how to be somebody in a way that's not possible with any other art form. -- <em>Wall Street Journal </em> A fascinating history of popular music. -- <em>Bustle</em>, Best Nonfiction of the Month If for no other reason-though there are lots of other reasons-the book is worth a read for its mapping of the way hope and joy are present even in the darkest times. . . Powers' writing is deeply compassionate and nuanced. -- <em>Chapter 16</em> A fascinating history of popular music. -- <em>Bustle</em>, Best Nonfiction Books of August 2017