Courtney E. Smith
Record Collecting for Girls:
Unleashing Your Inner Music Nerd,
One Album at a Time
You never leave home without your iPod.
You’re always on the lookout for new bands, and you have strong opinions when it comes to music debates, like Beatles vs. Stones.
For years, you’ve listened to men talk about all things music, but the female perspective has been missing. Until now.
Drawing on her personal life as a music enthusiast, as well as her experience working at MTV and in radio, Courtney E. Smith
explores what music can tell women about themselves—and the men in their lives.
She takes on a range of topics, from the romantic soundtracks of Romeo and Juliet to the evolution of girl bands.
She shares stories from her own life that shed light on the phenomenon of guilty pleasure music and the incredible power of an Our Song.
Along the way, she evaluates the essential role that music plays as we navigate life’s glorious victories and its soul-crushing defeats. Finally, here is a voice that speaks to women—because girls get their hearts broken and make mix tapes about it, too.