A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"A memoir as fierce, freewheeling, and passionate as her music."
--O, the Oprah magazine
A memoir by the celebrated singer-songwriter and social activist Ani DiFranco
In her new memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream, Ani DiFranco recounts her early life from a place of hard-won wisdom, combining personal expression, the power of music, feminism, political activism, storytelling, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and much more into an inspiring whole. In these frank, honest, passionate, and often funny pages is the tale of one woman's eventful and radical journey to the age of thirty. Ani's coming of age story is defined by her ethos of fierce independence--from being an emancipated minor sleeping in a Buffalo bus station, to unwaveringly building a career through appearances at small clubs and festivals, to releasing her first album at the age of 18, to consciously rejecting the mainstream recording industry and creating her own label, Righteous Babe Records. In these pages, as in life, she never hesitates to question established rules and expectations, maintaining a level of artistic integrity that has inspired and challenged more than a few. Ani continues to be a major touring and recording artist as well as a celebrated activist and feminist, standing as living proof that you can overcome all personal and societal obstacles to be who you are and to follow your dreams.
ANI DIFRANCO is a musical artist, businesswoman, and feminist icon recognized for her entrepreneurship, social activism, and outspoken political beliefs. One of the first artists to create her own label in 1990, DiFranco has sold over 5.5 million albums over the course of her twenty-five year career, and recently released her twentieth studio album. A Grammy award winning singer-songwriter, she has been featured on the covers of SPIN, Ms., Relix, High Times, and many other publications. She lives in New Orleans.