Veronica Chambers "Queen Bey" Book (2020)
Details: Veronica Chambers "Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter" Book (2020, Picador USA). Microcosm distributed book, remainder mark (dot) on top leaves of the book, otherwise in fine (M/NM) condition.
Description: Queen Bey features a diverse range of voices, from star academics to outspoken cultural critics to Hollywood and music stars. Essays include works by Veronica Chambers, Lena Waithe, Meredith Broussard, and more.
Grade: M/NM (new stock)
Full Description: "Beyoncé. Her name conjures more than music, it has come to be synonymous with beauty, glamour, power, creativity, love, and romance. Her performances are legendary, and her album releases events. She is not even forty but she has already rewritten the Beyoncé 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, businesswoman, mother, daughter, sister, wife, and black feminist, Queen Bey is endlessly fascinating.
Queen Bey features a diverse range of voices, from star academics to outspoken cultural critics to Hollywood and music stars. Essays include:
What Might a Black Girl Be in This World, an introduction by Veronica Chambers
Beychella is Proof That Beyoncé is the Greatest Performer Alive. I'm Not Arguing. by Luvvie Ajayi, On the Journey Together, by Lena Waithe, What Beyoncé Means to Everyone, by Meredith Broussard with visualizations by Andrew Harvard and Juan Carlos Mora, Jay-Z's Apology to Beyoncé Isn't Just Celebrity Gossip -- It's a Political Act by Brittney Cooper, All Her Single Ladies by Kid Fury, The Elevator by Ylonda Gault
The Art of Being Beyoncé by Maria Brito, Getting, Giving and Leaving by Melissa Harris-Perry and Mankaprr Conteh, Beyoncé the Brave by Reshma Saujani, Living into the Lemonade: Redefining Black Women's Spirituality in the Age of Beyoncé by Candice Benbow, Beyoncé's Radical Ways by Carmen Perez, Finding la Reina in Queen Bey by Isabel Gonzalez Whitaker, Beyoncé, Influencer by Elodie Maillet Storm, The King of Pop and the Queen of Everything by Michael Eric Dyson, Style So Sacred by Edward Enninful
The Beauty of Beyoncé by Fatima Robinson, Because Beyoncé. by Ebro Darden
King Bey by Treva B. Lindsey, Meridonial: Beyoncé's Southern Roots and References by Robin M. Boylorn, B & V: A Love Letter by Caroline Clarke"
Author/Editor: Veronica Chambers is the editor of the New York Times archival storytelling team, a new initiative devoted to publishing articles based on photographs recently rediscovered as the paper digitizes millions of images. She is the editor of The Meaning of Michelle, celebrating the former first lady, which was a Los Angeles Times bestseller and a Time Magazine Top Nonfiction of the year. Veronica has written several books as well, including Mama’s Girl, a critically acclaimed memoir, and she co-wrote Yes, Chef with Marcus Samuelsson and 32 Yolks with Eric Ripert.
Press: "You don't need to be in the Beyhive to appreciate Queen Bey...Voices including culture critic Luvvie Ajayi and actress and producer Lena Waithe give us a fresh take on Beyoncé, who's arguably the biggest pop star of our time. --Essence
"This collection of critical appreciations, compiled by a Times editor, assesses its superstar subject on the basis of her music, fashion, feminism, business skills, and more." —The New York Times Book Review
"Reading this book feels...a lot like attending a sorority gathering when the sisters shout out their love, admiration, and respect for a polished performer who epitomizes the best of contemporary African American female culture and values." —New York Journal of Books
"Actors, academics, and critics unpack the impact of a megastar in a collection of essays edited by Chambers. The group meditation on one of the world's greatest living icons features pieces by writer-producer Lena Waithe, comedian Kid Fury, and scholar Brittney Cooper and examines Beyonce as a paragon of black female power, the model she sets for what a modern performer should be and more." —Time