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Nancy Barile – I’m Not Holding Your Coat

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What our staff has to say: “Awesome memoir about being a part of the Philly hardcore scene in the 80s. Barile’s story is deeply personal while also steeped in punk history. I also love to read stories of how people become involved in DIY scenes, and Barile does a great job of moving chronologically through her life to show this progression. Barile goes on to become an educator, and I really enjoy her discussion of how being involved in DIY music makes her a better teacher, thinking about how DIY can inspire a more radical form of education.” – Hannah

From disenchanted Catholic schoolgirl and glam maniac to instigator on the 1980s hardcore punk scene, Nancy Barile discovered freedom at a time when punk music was new and dangerous. She made her place behind the boards and right in the front row as insurgents such as SSD, Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Dead Kennedys and Black Flag wrote new rules and made history. She survived punk riots and urban decay, ran the streets with outcasts, and ultimately found true love as she fought for fairness and found her purpose.

I’M NOT HOLDING YOUR COAT: My Bruises-and-All Memoir of Punk Rock Rebellion, by Nancy Barile
ISBN 978-1-935950-20-2
• Softcover edition
• 192 heavily illustrated pages
• Dimensions: 6″ x 9″ (150mm x 225mm); 2 lb. (.8 kg)



TagsHannah Dec 21 Staff Pick, Hannah Staff Pick, Staff Pick
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