Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

A Memoir

    • 4.6 • 11 Ratings
    • £3.99
    • £3.99

Publisher 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 of 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.

GENRE
Biography
RELEASED
2015
27 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown Book Group
SIZE
6.6
MB

More Books Like This

Bedsit Disco Queen Bedsit Disco Queen
2013
It Takes Blood and Guts It Takes Blood and Guts
2020
No Walls and the Recurring Dream No Walls and the Recurring Dream
2019
My Effin' Life My Effin' Life
2023
Verse, Chorus, Monster! Verse, Chorus, Monster!
2022
Threepenny Memoir Threepenny Memoir
2010

More Books by Carrie Brownstein

The Portlandia Cookbook The Portlandia Cookbook
2014
Modern Girl Modern Girl
2016

Customers Also Bought

Girl in a Band Girl in a Band
2015
Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys
2014
Face It Face It
2019