Showing posts from March, 2007

Donna on WBAI City Watch

Donna Gaines will be interviewed on WBAI's City Watch, on Wednesday, March 28 at 10 am. Tune into 99.5 FM or access the podcast at

A Misfit's Manifesto--now in paperback!


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The Spiritual Forces of Rock & Roll

“In A Misfit’s Manifesto, Donna Gaines has invented a new genre—the socioautobiography, a book of enormous energy, caring, and wisdom that proves, once again, that the personal is political and that women make history, but not under the conditions that they choose. . . . Rarely has journalism possessed such depth of perspective or has sociology been so much fun to read.”
—Paul DiMaggio, Princeton University

Dubbed the Margaret Mead of heavy metal, Donna Gaines is a walking, talking oxymoron, a turnpike intellectual. A street-smart meditation on alienation and engagement, this new edition of A Misfit’s Manifesto (Paper, 0-8135-4054-2, $22.95) includes a scholarly introduction that considers memoir as a sociological as well as literary genre, as a reflexive means of understanding the self in social context while nurturing a sociological…