Tuesday, October 27, 2015

New Release Tuesday #13: Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir by Carrie Brownstein October 27, 2015

Hello dear Readers,

This week, a Memoir. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir by Carrie Brownstein.

Title: Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl
Genre: Biographies/Memoirs
Author: Carrie Brownstein
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication Date: October 27, 2015
Language: English
Hardcover: 256 pages
Meet the Author: Carrie Brownstein
Buy Me: Amazon 

Book Description

Before Carrie Brownstein became a music icon, she was a young girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest just as it was becoming the setting for one the most important movements in rock history. Seeking a sense of home and identity, she would discover both while moving from spectator to creator in experiencing the power and mystery of a live performance. With Sleater-Kinney, Brownstein and her bandmates rose to prominence in the burgeoning underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture in the 1990s. They would be cited as “America’s best rock band” by legendary music critic Greil Marcus for their defiant, exuberant brand of punk that resisted labels and limitations, and redefined notions of gender in rock.

HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL is an intimate and revealing narrative of her escape from a turbulent family life into a world where music was the means toward self-invention, community, and rescue. Along the way, Brownstein chronicles the excitement and contradictions within the era’s flourishing and fiercely independent music subculture, including experiences that sowed the seeds for the observational satire of the popular television series Portlandia years later.
With deft, lucid prose Brownstein proves herself as formidable on the page as on the stage. Accessibly raw, honest and heartfelt, this book captures the experience of being a young woman, a born performer and an outsider, and ultimately finding one’s true calling through hard work, courage and the intoxicating power of rock and roll.


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