One of HelloGiggles' "50 Most Anticipated Books of 2019"From the editor of the bestselling anthology The Meaning of Michelle, a celebration of one of the greatest stars of our timeThe Ultimate Beyonce CollectibleBeyonc. Her name conjures more than music, it has come to be synonymous with beauty, glamour, power, creativity, love, and romance. Her performances are legendary, her album releases events. She is not even forty but she has already rewritten the Beyonc playbook more than half a dozen times. She is consistently provocative, political and surprising. As a solo artist, she has sold more than 100 million records. She has won 22 Grammys and is the most-nominated woman artist in the history of Grammy awards. Her 2018 performance at Coachella wowed the world. The New York Times wrote: "There's not likely to be a more meaningful, absorbing, forceful and radical performance by an American musician this year or any year soon." Artist, business woman, mother, daughter, sister, wife, blac...
|Title||:||Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
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Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Reviews
Like most, I picked up this book believing it would be an in-depth look at Beyonce's artistry and cultural influence. While that can be found in this novel, and some of it is really well said, the majority of the book reads as each essayist's personal journey of discovering Beyonce and how Beyonce impacted their own lives. This will be endearing to those who love and adore Beyonce and I can enthusiastically recommend this book to those fans.
For the general audience, however, the collection of e ...more
This is a lovely and personal collection of very digestible essays from a variety of contributors. From Lena Waithe and Melissa Harris Perry to a YouTuber and a choreographer, the essays are all testimonies to Beyoncé or an aspect of her life and career that has profoundly affected each author. It was refreshing to hear Beyoncé’s legacy discussed and even critiqued so candidly, but all in recognition of her undeniable importance.
I really enjoyed reading this essay collection on Queen Bey, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter. It was a fun, easy read. Some essays stuck out more than others. The essays aren't so much about Beyoncé as they are about her impact on culture, art, and individuals. The essays that stuck out to me the most were by Lena Waithe, Brittney Cooper, Robin Boylorn and Kid Fury. This would make for a good beach read or for alternating through reading the essays with another, heavier read like I did.
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An engaging and entertaining collection of essays that celebrate and interrogate Beyoncé's cultural legacy. I really appreciated the discussion on Lemonade and look forward to downloading the Lemonade syllabus.