Larger Than Life: A History of Boy Bands from Nkotb to Bts

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Product Details

Price
$24.99  $22.99
Publisher
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
6.9 X 8.9 X 0.7 inches | 1.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780762468911

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About the Author

Maria Sherman is a music writer and culture critic currently living in Brooklyn, New York. She has worked as a senior writer at Jezebel, managing editor at Gizmodo Media Group, senior correspondent at Fuse TV, and contributor at BuzzFeed Music. You may have seen her work at NPR and in Billboard, SPIN, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and many other quality publications. If she were in a boy band, she'd be the bad boy. Also, Harry Styles ruined her life.

Reviews

"Like a pair of Nike Foamposite sneakers on a Backstreet Boy, this book is shiny, fun and expertly constructed. Maria Sherman's unrivaled knowledge of and passion for those teen dream machines known as boy bands gains depth from her conviction that they really matter, both musically and as cultural catalysts. This compendium of historical vignettes, truly useful lists and perceptive critique unassumingly works a miracle, showing how a much-dismissed subgenre can be taken seriously while still generating the sparkle its subject deserves." --Ann Powers, music critic and author of Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music
"Maria Sherman has written the brilliant, definitive, hilarious, and long-overdue appreciation of boy-band culture-the realest, oldest, truest of pop passions. She chronicles the artists and fans with the respect they deserve. Larger Than Life is a revelation and a joy to read, in prose that sparkles like a One Direction hook."--Rob Sheffield, author of Love is a Mix Tape and Dreaming the Beatles
"In Maria Sherman's remarkable Larger Than Life, devoted music fans finally have a critic that honors and reveres fandom for what it really is -- expertise. She plunges into the depths of pop history and gives us a glorious look into the often maligned and misunderstood boy bands and their fanbases. Larger Than Life is feminist, gleeful, intersectional, funny, nuanced and nerdy -- Sherman is the great understander of boy bands and their fans."--Jessica Hopper, music critic and author of The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic
"[This] colorfully illustrated book is perfect for diehard stans, pop culture aficionados and music fans looking to fill a blind spot."--Paste Magazine
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