Weird Like Us

Weird Like Us

My Bohemian America

By Ann Powers

Basic Books (AZ), Paperback, 9780306810244, 304pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2001

American bohemia is alive and well and redefining the way all of us live, love, and work: so declares Ann Powers in an invigorating blend of criticism, journalism, and autobiography that takes us into the heart of alternative America today. Powers, one of the nation's most notable music critics, explores how the generation that inherited the counterculture assumptions of the sixties is transforming youthful rebellion into a sustainable alternative style of living--creating a new bohemia with dynamic citizens who are reinventing shared values from the ground up. Through stories from her own life and those of her comrades--artists, writers, entrepreneurs, queers, and cyber-outlaws--Powers traces the evolution of this world and celebrates those who keep bohemia thriving from coast to coast.

About the Author
Powers has been a pop music critic for the New York Times since 1992.