Enter to win a SIGNED ADVANCE COPY of Michelle Leon’s forthcoming book, I Live Inside: Memoirs of a Babe in Toyland, available March 15. Michelle played bass for the influential punk band Babes in Toyland from 1987 to 1992 and again in 1997.
We are giving away 25 signed ADVANCE READER COPIES of I Live Inside: Memoirs of a Babe in Toyland by Michelle Leon. Contest ends Thursday, January 28, and winners will be announced that afternoon.
The hardcover edition will be available March 15. Follow Michelle on Facebook.
Stay tuned for more information about upcoming events with Michelle!
In the meantime, check out what people are saying about I Live Inside:
“A crucial and compelling account of what it was to be a woman making music in the nineties. . . . Fantastic and ferocious.”
—Jessica Hopper, music and culture critic and author of The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic
“Profound, poetic, badass, tender, and inspiring.”
—Will Hermes, author of Love Goes to Buildings on Fire
“I Live Inside feels as real and personal as reading your own memories. . . . Parts read like a fairy tale while others are so haunting they will never leave you.”
—Kelli Mayo, musician (Skating Polly)
“Leon draws you right into the Babes in Toyland van, shows you the after-party tensions and what is in the mind of this particular girl in a band.”
—Darcey Steinke, author of Sister Golden Hair: A Novel and others
“[Leon’s] prose is stunning, her eye is wry, and her heart enormous; the result is a compelling memoir filled with pop culture, travel, intrigue, and a young artist’s quest to find her voice.”
—Laurie Lindeen, musician (Zuzu’s Petals) and author of Petal Pusher: A Rock and Roll Cinderella Story
“By the end of this lyrical, tough, and moving memoir, you’ll not only feel like you know Michelle Leon, you’ll also want to talk and dance and listen to music with her.”
—Scott Heim, author of Mysterious Skin and We Disappear
“A vivid, poetic memoir.”
—Mark Yarm, author of Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge
“This is Planet Leon.”
—David Markey, filmmaker, author, and musician