Books Ann Powers Books by Ann Powers Ann Powers has written books about: Arts & Entertainment Nonfiction History & Society Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Ann Powers NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads December 5, 2017 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Little Richard performs during a halftime show at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn., on Dec. 31, 2004. Andy Lyons/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Andy Lyons/Getty Images Author Interviews 'Good Booty' Explores A Century Of Music, Sex And American Culture August 19, 2017 Critic Ann Powers embarks on a wide-ranging history of pop music in America in her new book Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music. 'Good Booty' Explores A Century Of Music, Sex And American Culture Listen · 5:17 5:17 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/544430239/544727426" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Arts & Life In 'Good Booty,' Our Hot And Heavy Love Affair With Pop Music August 17, 2017 Sex is such an inextricable part of pop music, it's easy to overlook, but NPR Music critic Ann Powers rectifies that in her new book, a portrait of America's obsession with sex as it manifests in pop.