Starache / Amy Funaro.
Kansas City, MO : The author, 1995-
v. : ill. ; 22-28 cm.
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This riot grrrl cut and paste, handwritten perzine by Amy includes information on the early internet age and the mid-1990s zine scene. Issues 6-8 ask readers to glue their stamps. Amy deals with high school and exclusion as a shy girl. A grunge and riot grrrl musician, Amy writes about Lollapalooza, Hole, Operation Ivy, and other mid-1990s bands. She also writes about political topics like violence against women, feminism, racism, religion, and homophobia and decorates her zine with ads for other zines, clip art, and photographs. Issue 8 includes a letter to Lauren Jade Martin, of You Might As Well Live. In Issue 11, Amy, now 18, talks about her newfound love of going dancing, her mother's alcoholism, and her frustrations with the negative responses she receives from the riot grrrl community when discussing boys, pop music, or makeup. Issues 10 and 12, include Amy's joys, plans, battle with depression, experience with veganism, and new music choices. By issue 13, Amy is twenty and in college, and Starache is four years old. She references the online Cutie Club, considers quitting zines, provides rules for writing her letters, and shares a dear you letter.
No. 4, 6-9 gift of Lauren Jade Martin, donated in 2005.
No. 9, 11, 13 gift of Cheryl Tapper, donated in 2014.
No. 10, 12, & 13 gift of Keight Bergmann, donated in 2012.
No. 10 includes a letter to the original recipient.
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May 13, 2010
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