Resistance: A Songwriter's Story of Hope, Change, and Courage

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Since the release of her first, career-defining solo album Little Earthquakes, Tori Amos has been one of the music industry's most enduring and ingenious artists. From her unnerving depiction of sexual assault in "Me and a Gun" to her post-9/11 album Scarlet's Walk to her latest album Native Invader, her work has never shied away from intermingling the personal with the political.

Amos began playing piano as a teenager for the politically powerful at hotel bars in Washington, D.C., 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 L.A. 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 readers 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.

Filled with compassionate guidance and actionable advice-and using some of the most powerful, political songs in Amos's canon-this book is for readers determined to steer the world back in the right direction.

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Title:Resistance: A Songwriter's Story of Hope, Change, and Courage
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  • Tanya

    I should preface this by saying that Tori Amos' soul-stirring music has been a constant in my life for over half of it. I've seen her live in the double digits, all over the world, and forged wonderfu...

  • Tess

    Tori Amos’ stirring, hopeful, and heart wrenching RESISTANCE is the book I both know I have always been waiting for, and a welcome surprise. I should state that Amos has been my favorite musician si...

  • Theresa

    I've been a fan of Tori Amos since "To Venus and Back" (circa 1999). I love everything she stands for. I love her strength, her honesty, and her resilience. Her music helped me when I was teenager whe...

  • ? Roxie Voorhees ?

    I like to think that I grew up and experienced the best years in music history. Arguably, 1993-1994 birthed some of the best music: Nine Inch Nails Downward Spiral, Tool Undertow, and Tori Amos Little...

  • Katie

    Thank you to NetGalley and Atria Books for a digital ARC of 'Resistance' by Tori Amos."Collective trauma is its own energy."This is a much anticipated work by a woman who has been making waves in the ...

  • Girl

    I am a huge Tori Amos fan. And so, there was no question that I would read this book. On release.Having said that, I'm... not entirely sure how to judge it. (I'm still not quite sure what I think abou...

  • Liz

    This had some good advice about the creative process and living an artist's life—of course it does! Tori is truly living her Wise Woman archetype.This book is a good reminder of Tori's genius and ge...

  • Cristi Julsrud

    Tori and I have been together a long time. Little Earthquakes and Under the Pink got me through high school; Boys for Pele and From the Choirgirl Hotel kept me company in college. To Venus and Back wa...

  • Karen

    Music has always been a part of my life. While reading this book, which zeros in on Tori’s music life and her politics and how she draws from events to make her music, I started thinking back to my ...

  • Pickle Farmer

    I love Tori and would walk into the fire with her wherever she goes, but TBH this was pretty meh to me. Love her to death, though! Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" is still the best, most genuinely "...