Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl

Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl

[a Memoir]

Audiobook CD - 2015
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From the guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney, a candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life, and finding yourself, in music. 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.
Publisher: [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Penguin Audio, [2015]
Copyright Date: ℗2015
ISBN: 9780399565403
Branch Call Number: CD B B825B 2015
Characteristics: 6 audio discs (7 hr., 5 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in


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Oct 31, 2018

How did I come across this book? By listening to a podcast with Questlove, Dominique Crenn, and Carrie Brownstein, talking about eating on tour.

What was really great was that this was available as an audio book, read by the author. I didn't want to come to this book with any preconceptions, although listening to the above-mentioned podcast piqued my interest about what Carrie Brownstein might write. And, as mentioned about previously read-by-the-author books, there is always an extra level of authenticity to hearing this kind of audiobook, because you know that every word was read with the same level of consideration that went into the writing.

Brownstein writes of her years as a child up through the first iteration of Sleater-Kinney, warts and all. This is not a tell-all book, but more of a thoughtful reflection of growing up... the trials and tribulations of fitting in, or not, and the friendships made along the way. (And a lot more.) Maybe there are some lessons we can also learn in how to become an adult.

Sep 29, 2016

I always love when writers read their own books, so I was pleased to hear Brownstein's story in her own voice. Although her writing is self-conscious, her account of the punk scene and queer life is fabulous.


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