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||Lesbians take over the Grammys
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Nominations for the Grammys Best Spoken Word Album category include three well-known lesbians - Janis Ian, Rachel Maddow and Ellen DeGeneres.
Ian is nominated for her unique audio version of her autobiography, "Society's Child," which is punctuated by her vocals of choruses and relevant lines of her songs that describe each chapter of her life. The title comes from her Grammy nominated song of the same name when she was only 15, which also gave her a place in the Grammy Hall of Fame. This is her 9th nomination in various categories, from jazz to folk, best vocal, best record, with two Grammy wins.
Rachel Maddow takes on a more serious topic "The Unmooring Of American Military Power," while Ellen DeGeneres brings her comedy to us in the audio version of her book "Seriously... I'm Kidding."
Other nominees include Bill Clinton ("Back To Work: Why We Need Smart Government For A Strong Economy") and Michelle Obama ("American Grown").
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