Carrie Brownstein’s Memoir Will Arrive in October
Back in 2012, Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein announced she was working on a memoir. Now her book has been given an official release date and title. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl – which lifts its name from the Sleater-Kinney song, “Modern Girl,” which appeared on 2005’s The Woods – will arrive in stores on October 27 via Penguin Books. Brownstein shared the good news on yesterday (March 16) on Instagram:
You can pre-order the book now over on Penguin, where the publisher offers this description:
'Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl' is the deeply personal and revealing narrative of Brownstein’s life in music, from ardent fan to pioneering female guitarist to comedic performer and luminary in the independent rock world. Though Brownstein struggled against the music industry’s sexist double standards, by 2006 she was the only woman to earn a spot on Rolling Stone readers’ list of the “25 Most Underrated Guitarists of All-Time.” This book intimately captures what it feels like to be a young woman in a rock-and-roll band, from her days at the dawn of the underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture in the 1990s through today.
Brownstein has previously said the memoir will focus on her work with Sleater-Kinney up until their hiatus after The Woods.
The band are just about to kick off the European leg of their tour in support of their recent comeback album, No Cities to Love. They’ll return to the U.S. for a concert in Dallas on April 16, with dates scheduled through the summer. Check out a complete list on the band’s website.
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