Rejoice! Carrie Brownstein's memoir is coming and it's going to be rad
Continuing on with the long list of memoirs from famous women we love, Carrie Brownstein is going to to release one this fall, titledHunger Makes Me a Modern Girl. In it, the Sleater-Kinney guitarist turned Portlandia resident is taking us way back to the early beginnings of her rock career in the 1990s with a book that’ll focus on how she managed to shatter a ton of gender roles, especially the ones suggesting that girls can’t shred on a guitar. Turns out that Carrie can, and now we get to read all about it. A million YAAAAASSSS.
“‘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,” the book’s officially announcement blurb reads on the Penguin Website. “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,”
One thing the book won’t include is her time on Portlandia, or really her acting time at all.We know — and love — where she is now (let’s not forget her amazingness on Transparent), but this particular book will focus on her past and how she got to where she is today. So we’ve got to go way back to when Sleater-Kinney first became part of the riot grrrl movement (aka, females being awesome, and playing a mean guitar, and singing about more than just boys). The book will end right around the time Sleater-Kinney went on hiatus in the late 2000s according to reports — and that’s when Carrie went onto to pursue other things, like writing, acting, and continuing to be an all around magical person. “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl” hits shelves this October, so we’ve already got the first item for the 2015 holiday wish list. Images via here