Tori Amos | photo by John Vettese for WXPN
Tori Amos will bring her Resistance memoir to the Free Library this spring
Singer-songwriter Tori Amos releases her latest memoir this spring, and she’ll appear at the Free Library of Philadelphia to discuss it a few days after the book hits shelves.
Resistance: A Songwriter’s Story of Hope, Change, and Courage is out on May 5th via Atria Books. As Amos put it in an Instagram post announcing the project last fall, it is both a personal chronicle as well as a source of advice for existing in the current political climate.
Resistance…begins with her early years as a teenager playing piano for the politically powerful in hotel bars during the formative years of the post-Goldwater and then Koch-led Libertarian and Reaganite movements and works its way through her years as a hungry artist living in LA and into the next three decades of one of music’s most influential and courageous voices.
Filled with compassionate guidance and actionable advice, Tori explains to us how she managed to create meaningful, politically resonant work against patriarchal power structures – and how her proud declarations of feminism and her mission to fight for the marginalized always proved to be her guiding light.
The Free Library talk takes place on Friday, May 8th at 7:30 p.m., tickets to attend are available now, and they come with an autographed copy of Resistance. For more information, head to the Free Library Website.