Billie Eilish: Global Pop Sensation: ISBN 978-1-6782-0326-9 / eBook: 978-1-6782-0327-6
Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2022
A guide to the life and career of pop star Eilish suitable for projects and reports or casual perusal by the young singer's fans.
In an introduction and four short chapters, this concise volume accompanied by color photographs and helpful sidebars covers the performer’s life and cultural factors influencing why and how she connects with fans. The introduction explores her notable youthful achievements; at 18 she was the youngest person and the first woman to win the four most prestigious honors at the Grammys (best new artist, album of the year, record of the year, and song of the year). The first chapter explores the beginnings of Eilish's life as the daughter of actors, growing up in the Los Angeles area, where she was involved with singing and dancing from an early age. She and her older brother, musician Finneas O'Connell, have collaborated extensively. Later chapters touch upon challenges Eilish has faced, including self-harm, suicidal ideation, sleep disturbances, depression, and Tourette’s syndrome, as well as controversies over her lyrics and behavior; the difficulties of living in the public eye; the impact of her fashion sense and personal style; and her activism. The fluorescent pink-and-green design scheme will catch the attention of young readers, and the work's uncritically laudatory tone will speak to fans. Those looking for an in-depth biography will need to go elsewhere, but this volume is an accessible overview.
An informative, colorful celebration of a musical celebrity. (source notes, timeline, further information, index, picture credits) (Biography. 12-18)