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Dive into this no-holds-barred group autobiography of the critically acclaimed feminist punk-rock group, The Lunachicks - featuring never-before-seen materials from the band's private archive.

Fallopian Rhapsody: The Story of the Lunachicks is a coming-of-age tale about a band of NYC teenagers who forged a sisterhood, found salvation, and fervently crashed the gates of punk rock during the '90s, accidentally becoming feminist icons along the way. More than that, this is a story about the enduring friendship among the book's three central voices: Theo Kogan, Sydney Silver, and Gina Volpe. They formed the Lunachicks at LaGuardia High School (of "Fame" fame) in the late '80s and had a record deal with Blast First Records as teenagers, whisked into the studio by Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore.

Over the course of 13-ish years, the Lunachicks brought their brand of outrageous hard-rockin' rebelliousness around the world countless times, simultaneously scaring conservative onlookers and rescuing the souls of wayward freaks, queers, and outcasts.Their unforgettable costume-critiques of pop culture were as loud as their "Marsha[ll]" amps, their ferocious tenacity as lasting as their pre-internet mythology. They toured with bands like the Go-Go's, Marilyn Manson, No Doubt, Rancid, and The Offspring; played the Reading Festival with Nirvana; and rocked the main stage at the Warped tour twice.

Yet beneath all the makeup, wigs, and hilarious outfits were three women struggling to grow into adulthood under the most unorthodox of conditions. Together onstage they were invincible B-movie superheroes who kicked heaps of ass - but apart, not so much. Depression, addiction, and identity crises loomed overhead, not to mention the barrage of sexist nonsense they faced from the music industry.

Fallopian Rhapsody is a bawdy, gripping, warts-and-all account of how these city kids relied on their cosmic creative connection to overcome internal strife and external killjoys, all the while empowering legions of fans to shoot for the moon.

For fans of Carrie Brownstein's Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, Kim Gordon's Girl in a Band, and Chrissie Hynde's Reckless, Fallopian Rhapsody is the literary equivalent of diving headfirst into a moshpit and slowly but surely venturing up to the front of the stage.

©2021 The Lunachicks and Jeanne Fury (P)2021 Hachette Books

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I loved this book! Takes you into the punk scene in NYC in the 80’s with a group of young women finding their way and defining themselves by starting a metal/punk band.
I enjoyed that all the members of the band took turns reading parts of the audiobook, made it feel really personal.
This band was very pivotal for me as a teen so I ate this book up! Long live the Lunachicks!!

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Comically candid

This falls into the band-oriented audiobook sub-genre alongside The Beastie Boys’ Book, NOFX’es “Hepatitis Bathtub” and Motley Crue’s “The Dirt” in that all living parties contribute to the audio recording. A very fun listen from a very animated group of readers (and underrated rock band). This is less debauched than the usual rock biography but more unique and compelling because of its subject’s irreverence towards being cool, and their take on being female in a ridiculously male-dominated culture.

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What more needs said...LUNACHICKS!

Loved hearing these gals and all about the evolution of where they came from, the experiences they had and the direction it all took them in! I'm not normally a book reader, but when I heard of this I had to hear it! I really hope they come back with more shows! 🙏 Rock on Gals!

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The greatest punk rock memoir ever!

So well written and performed, it was great to have the band reading all their parts, it feels like you're a fly on the wall while some friends are sitting around reminiscing the glory days.

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This book has no balls!

And thank goodness for that. The Lunachicks were my ultimate teenage fantasy and this book could not have been any better. Now I need to go get a hard copy and try to get the goddesses to sign it.

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You don't have to be a fan to enjoy this book!

I am not done with this book, but I already adore it. As a Gen X woman, I savor this deep dive inside female creative friendship starting from a young age (within my generation.) These rad women did not waste time "talking about it" they just plunged in, in the best DIY punk tradition. I saw their shows a few times when I was in college, and was in awe of their power and fearlessness. Geniuses at regurgitating female stereotypes, shining a feminist light, but with fart jokes. Equal opportunity humanity. I liked hearing them distinguish themselves in the book from the riot girrls - they were not in their heads with theory (as I was.) And this was nothing against riot girrls - that's just not what they were. I admire in them what I did with other punk I saw live at that age - the sheer lack of inhibition - the raw conduit of expression with no filter. They were badass feminists in their way of being. I recommend this book for anyone who enjoys biography - you don't have to be a Lunachicks fan (though you may become one.) I am inspired to see women of GenX who are currently powerful and creative. They are going back on tour now, and all have had successes independently. They are women who carved their own way on their own terms. I am currently a fan of Gina Volpe's music from the last few years, and would strongly recommend anyone check that out on Spotify. Some of my favorite music of the last couple years! Another bonus of this audiobook is that it's read by the Lunachicks themselves. A little raw, very real, like punk rock.

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Great book! Must read for music fans

Finally! The Lunachicks’s story!
This is a must read for any music lover. Go through the ups and downs of these women’s lives. A giant plus, they narrated the audiobook which make it more relatable.
By the end, I was in tears. No spoilers, but i can tell you that the music industry is BS.

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Hella!

Love it! One of my favorite all female bands. Love hearing what happen behind the scenes and them being so true and honest with us fans.

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Hands down the best Memoir I have ever read!

Lunachicks is and has been one of my favorite bands for quite sometime. After listening to their first record and months seeing them in action live I was hooked! They were always amazing live & just from their stage presence alone commanded my respect.
After reading this & listening to the Audiobook (which is so cool as each member reads their own part) yet again I am urged to take my hat off and bow/curtsy.
To hear them talk about their lives & all of the things endured, gained, lost, taken away...etc
In the end their friendship endured through all of it. The result is an amazing read & even better listen of the best coming of age story I had the pleasure of reading.

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This book made feel things I haven’t felt in many decades

I am a HUGH Lunachicks fan. I feel in love with them, when a fantastic person I my life first played Buttplug for me. If you are a fan, this book is a must listen. I love you guys, and can’t wait to see you on tour!!! We can be worster!

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Awesome! Deadly! Du caralho

Loved it! I had so much fun listening to it. They are such great narrators. It makes u feel that you are part of the gang. And now I feel so sad the book is finished, I miss listening to them