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Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir | Carrie Brownstein
From the guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney, the book Kim Gordon says "everyone has been waiting for" and a "New York Times" Notable Book of 2015-- 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. 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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quietjenn
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After seeing Sleater-Kinney twice in a week, I figured it was finally time to finish Carrie's book. I've no excuse for not having done so already, except I was inordinately annoyed with myself for missing her appearance when it first came out that I took it out on the book. Anyway, am very much enjoying it.

hermyknee I‘m going to see them on Friday!!!! ♥️♥️♥️ 2w
quietjenn @hermyknee I hope you have a great time! I was worried, with the absence of Janet and the slightly different take of the new songs, but they were awesome! 2w
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BestDogDad
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I read Carrie‘s memoir a few years ago. It was fun to see her and Sleater-Kinney year it up in St. Paul tonight! 🎸

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Julsmarshall
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Pickpick

So interesting! Depicts a world I don‘t know much about: making music, touring, rockstar-ing. A quick listen, highly recommend on audio. Carrie Brownstein is a gifted and beautiful writer.

charl08 I agree: knew very little about her before the book, enjoyed it nonethless. 5mo
readordierachel Love this book ❤ 5mo
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Julsmarshall
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New #audiobook 😄 I love audiobooks read by the author!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I have to get to this one soonish.... I‘m trying really hard to catch up on all the books picked for Our Shared Shelf that I haven‘t read previously. 5mo
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Hestapleton
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The writing was spectacular. Carrie writes about searching for home and belonging in a way that sung to my soul. I didn‘t care much for the biography parts, mostly because I‘m not at all familiar with Sleater-Kinney or Portlandia, so I didn‘t have that investment or interest going in. But I love stories of self-discovery and women following their dreams so this get ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. #booked2019 #spring #featuresamusician

riversong153 I felt the same way when I read this. 7mo
4thhouseontheleft Great review! 7mo
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Billypar
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Celebrities often focus squarely on their private life in memoirs. Brownstein does discuss her early life and family, but it's nice to hear an artist devote attention to the story behind the art itself. Brownstein describes her passion for Sleater Kinney and why she stuck with them through sexist media coverage, grueling tours, tensions within the group, and health problems. Very inspirational- made me want to cheer like it was one of their songs.

BestDogDad Great take! I enjoyed this one also. 7mo
Suet624 My 5 year old grandson requests and sings SK songs in my daughter‘s car each day. 7mo
Leftcoastzen Glad you liked it ! She has some great insights into art,music, and life. 7mo
Billypar @Suet624 Your grandson sounds awesome- such good taste at 5! 😃 7mo
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Hestapleton
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I‘ve never listened to Sleater-Kinney. I‘ve never watched Portlandia. I bought this memoir SOLELY for the title. 🤷🏼‍♀️ What books have you bought just because you loved the title?

AmyG I just loved this book. 7mo
hermyknee I loved this book, too. 7mo
Hestapleton @hermyknee @AmyG I‘m enjoying it so far! 7mo
Weaponxgirl You are in for a treat when you listen to them! Loved this memoir 7mo
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Zelma
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Library book sale haul for $4. I have been running on fumes lately but I had to run out to the spring sale after work one night. It‘s one of my favorite things ever. I‘ve read Station Eleven but gave my copy away. I need a new one for rereading. So excited I found a copy of LaRose.

AmyG Wow. Great haul. 8mo
Zelma @AmyG thanks! And now of course all I want to do it Litsy for the moment. I am never on here anymore. 😕 8mo
TrishB Great haul 👍🏻 8mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The Nightingale ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
Julsmarshall What a great stack! 8mo
LeslieO Nice Haul! I read a borrowed Station Eleven and I think I need to get a copy. Definitely one to own. 8mo
RealLifeReading You got some great ones! 8mo
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Billypar
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#HungryHeart #MarchIntothe70s
Have been a little stumped on these lately, including today's. And meanwhile, I'm in an audiobook desert where I'm weeks away from my next audio hold. Listening to the last @ReadingEnvy episode solved both problems when @Bianca reminded me I've waited far too long to read a book about one of my favorite bands of all-time. And somehow it was available wait-free on Overdrive- which never happens! @Lizpixie @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Like how this post was a heavily influenced #BlameItOnLitsy collaboration😉 (edited) 8mo
Billypar @Cinfhen Totally: even before this post when a Sleater Kinney song came up on #NoFemmeber and both @Leftcoastzen and @saresmoore gave it strong recommendations. So yeah Litsy- I get it, I'm on it! 😋 8mo
Leftcoastzen Yay ! I hope you love it.She‘s multidimensional and whip smart . 8mo
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ReadingEnvy Overdrive on audio I hope? I loved it so much. 8mo
Billypar @ReadingEnvy Yes- on audio (which is even more surprising that it was available now). Just an hour in and I'm already hooked! 8mo
gradcat @Cinfhen @Leftcoastzen @ReadingEnvy @Billypar Did any of you watch “Portlandia”? I loved her in that show. 8mo
Billypar @gradcat Only a couple episodes. I remember one sketch where Corin Tucker made an appearance with Colin Meloy and James Mercer as members of a band called 'Echo Echo' 😁 8mo
Leftcoastzen @gradcat I have seen a few seasons but not all of Portlandia, I love Portland!Carrie also directed episode 2 of Shrill on Hulu. 8mo
gradcat @Leftcoastzen I don‘t know about “Shrill.” I have Hulu—is it really good? 8mo
ReadingEnvy @gradcat yes! I'm from Oregon so it is a total nostalgia trip for me. And then the woman who was my high school classmate shows up in bit parts from time to time so that's fun too. Cacao! 8mo
gradcat @ReadingEnvy That is so cool! I lived on the West Coast for years and never made it up to Oregon—one of my great regrets, alas. It looks beautiful!! 8mo
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SkeletonKey
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Pickpick

Finished this just now and absolutely loved listening to her read it. Do recommend. The interview afterwards is cool too.

#music #sleaterkinney

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SkeletonKey
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Current audiobook. I was a huge Sleater-Kinney fan back in the day so I bought the hard copy the second it came out.

BUT... I keep buying memoirs and then forgoing the books in order to hear the author actually read it in the library audiobook version, lol. Ah well, I guess it‘s supporting the book industry, if not my bank account.

#memoir #music

BookishMarginalia I do that too. 🤷🏻‍♀️😜 11mo
SkeletonKey @BookishMarginalia - Oops 😂🤷🏻‍♂️ 11mo
AmyG Me, too. ijust loved this book. 11mo
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SkeletonKey @AmyG - I‘m definitely enjoying it too. 11mo
hermyknee Oh I loved this one ♥️ Memoirs read by the author are my favorite. Have you listen to Trevor Noah‘s book? 11mo
SkeletonKey @hermyknee - No! Audible made it an exclusive and I can‘t afford that 😭 11mo
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Ferihearted
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Pickpick

This here was like she was privy to my teenage years though I‘m older

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Billypar
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#Sympathy #NoFemmeber I was 12 in 1994 when Sleater Kinney formed, right when I started listening to my own music. Unfortunately, it was almost exclusively male-fronted, big-label alt-rock bands, so it would take me 16 years to discover them. Now I consider them one of my favorite bands (though I still need to read the tagged Carrie Brownstein memoir). This song was written about Corin Tucker's experience giving birth to her son, born premature👇

Billypar

Thanks to everyone who played along this month, and to my wonderful cohost @Cinfhen ! I loved seeing the creative places everyone's brain went with these. It was fun creating this playlist and sharing the work of these amazing artists! ☺️💙🎶🎵🎹🎸🥁
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Leftcoastzen It was a stellar read, actually a listen.To hear her tell her story was amazing.So direct are her opinions,her telling of the good and the bad in her life you can tell she was meant to be an artist .One of the best musicians memoirs ever! 12mo
Cinfhen Book is high on my TBR too! Thanks so much for this wonderful month!!! You were an excellent host!! My first male cohost ❤️Hope you‘ll be back again 😃 12mo
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BarbaraBB Thank you for sharing your stories, the music and the books 💜 12mo
CarolynM Thanks for cohosting this month, sorry I was so uninspired. I loved seeing your posts each day, though🙂 12mo
Kalalalatja It has been great prompts, I have just been uninspired 😄 12mo
Cathythoughts Thankyou for co-hosting & for all your thought out & interesting comments.... you did a brilliant job 👍🏻♥️ 12mo
TrishB Thanks for a great month 👍🏻 hope you join in next month! 12mo
Centique Thanks to you and @Cinfhen it‘s been great fun and I‘ve heard about a lot of cool books and bands 😘 12mo
batsy Sorry I fell off with the challenges but I loved your creative prompts and description of the music! And loved seeing what others came up with 💜 12mo
saresmoore Woohoo! It was a great challenge and an even better playlist! Now, go and read Carrie‘s memoir because it is awesome. 12mo
Billypar @Leftcoastzen @saresmoore I never read much about the reaction to it after it came out, but now your recommendations have me even more excited! I will definitely bump this up. I guess it shouldn't surprise me- gifted rock star & lyricist, sketch comedian, writer, why not author too? ☺️ 12mo
Billypar @Cinfhen @Leftcoastzen @BarbaraBB @CarolynM @Kalalalatja @Cathythoughts @TrishB @Centique @batsy @saresmoore Thanks all- loved riffing on music and books with you this month: you guys rocked #NoFemmeber ! 😎👍 12mo
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Billypar
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Although I'm sorry to say goodbye to Halloween in a few hours, I am very excited that #NoFemmeber starts tomorrow!!
I'm co-hosting the challenge with @Cinfhen and am going to try to mix in a few facts about the female artist behind each song and hope that you discover something new, along with some favorites who are still making music and awesome as ever. Hope you'll play along and enjoy the playlist of the same name on Spotify! 🎶🤘😆🤣😆🤣🤘🎶

saresmoore I‘m totally gonna use this playlist as writing fuel for #NaNoWriMo! I‘ll try to participate in the photo challenge some, too. 😅 13mo
Billypar @saresmoore Nice! I forgot about NaNoWriMo- good luck with it! As I'm looking over the list, I'm also noticing kind of a dark streak, so you may want to use it strategically 😸 13mo
vivastory I'm definitely going to join this one! 13mo
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BarbaraBB Great list, I‘m in of course! 13mo
Cinfhen Can‘t wait!!! 13mo
LeahBergen Yay! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
ReadingEnvy I am confused about what this means... No femme? 12mo
Billypar @ReadingEnvy Oh, it's my lame attempt to combine 'November' with the all-female artist theme: No-femme-ber ... 12mo
Billypar @ReadingEnvy @julesG pointed out that 'no femme' sounds anti- femme, so the official alternate tag is #YesFemmeberInNovember 😂 12mo
ReadingEnvy Ohhhhhkay fun ! 12mo
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Thornsandrosesbooks
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I thought we could kick things off with one of my favorites that I have been revisiting. If you are looking for an empowering, queer memoir this is the book for you!
Roses: This book is beautiful written with passages that will make you feel. I mean you may put down the book because something hits you that hard. The narrative is unapologetic and wise. There is no forced arc as there are in many memoirs.
A great read

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 😊👋🏻 13mo
Lel2403 Welcome to Litsy 📖 13mo
BooksAndTea97 Welcome to Litsy! 👋 13mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 12mo
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Ekkross
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Carrie Brownstein writes so beautifully. She brings not only a lyricism to her writing, but a real sense of self-awareness and honesty that I greatly appreciated. I can imagine it‘s difficult to reflect on the formative years and moments of your life in such a raw and authentic way.
As a Portlander, I particularly loved her descriptions of places I love and felt very connected to her experiences.

Weaponxgirl I loved how in this she didn't make it out to be all glamorous. I really felt the hard work she had to do rather than just back clapping that some rock stars will indulge in. 1y
Ekkross @Weaponxgirl I totally agree! She was honest in a way that I didn‘t expect 1y
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Ekkross

But also, allergies? Hives? These are not the afflictions of rock bands or guitarists. “Hives” doesn‘t really have the same ring to it as, say, “heroin,” and it falls far short of legendary potential.

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Ekkross

Portland has a nurturing quality, a placidity. For better or worse, it‘s a perennial but shyly hopeful city; if we had a gesture it would be a shrug.

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MoxieFontaine
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“I want a day not made for you to see”

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Ekkross

Talking about the band Heavens to Betsy:
“They were like really loud librarians.”

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Ekkross
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As a fan of Sleater-Kinney and a proud Portlander, I am so excited to read this.
There‘s also something about this cover that really pulls me in

Weaponxgirl Have fun, i love Sleater Kinney too 😀 1y
readordierachel It's so good ❤ 1y
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CherryPie
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? Kids setting the neighborhood on fire make me nervous. ?
? Sated shake or, Satan, as we call it. Tastes like chocolate milk from an old school cafeteria.
? Life Scorched Boredom
? 7" Amazon Fire cover is persimmon orange.
? 5'9" or 5'10" depending on who's measuring.

@MinDea #humpdaypost

tracey38 The fire sounds scary. 1y
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Bexicans
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I started this this morning. Homegirl has vocabulary skills, I already had to look up 2 words lol they were too big for my Monday morning driving-to-work brain. Anyway. I'm so excited for this.

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Weaponxgirl
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Not book related but look at what arrived for me today! My ladies who rock vinyl collection is coming along very nicely if I do say so myself

Crystalblu I love both of these albums! I only have the Sleater-Kinney in vinyl, but maybe one day I‘ll pick up Alanis. And, the tagged book is awesome! (edited) 2y
Weaponxgirl @Crystalblu if your in the uk the alanis album is only (cb.99 on Amazon. Why I ordered it! And yup, loved the book and it felt right ? I'm working up to owning all of Sleater Kinney on vinyl atm. 2y
Crystalblu Not to brag too much, but the husband got all the Sleater-Kinney for me on vinyl a few years ago 💜 he is a keeper! 2y
Weaponxgirl @Crystalblu that's a lovely thing to do! Yup that is a keeper. Now I just wanna hang with u and listen to vinyl and talk books! 2y
Crystalblu If I ever make it across the pond, you‘ve got a deal! 2y
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sprainedbrain
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This one is too fun to miss. 😃

1. Love the tagged book
2. Ryan Adams,Butch Walker, Neko Case, Jack White, Killers
3. Butch Walker @ House is Blues in Chicago
4. Sweet Illusions by Ryan Adams ❤️

#ManicMonday

JoScho I knew you would come through with Butch Walker ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
sprainedbrain @JoScho have to represent. ❤️ 2y
AmyG Sweet Illusions 💕 2y
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vivastory I can't wait for new Neko Case! 2y
erinreads Neko Case! 👌🏻 2y
sprainedbrain @AmyG never gets old! 2y
Reggie Omg!!!! Bryan Adams, I haven‘t thought of him in forever. Please forgive me I know not what I do Please forgive me I can‘t stop loving you. Don‘t deny me, this pain I‘m going through. Please forgive me I need you like I do....... awwww I miss his love ballads. 2y
sprainedbrain @Reggie Rather than flipping out like Ryan Adams used to, I‘m just gonna do one of these... 😒 😂 2y
AmyG Summerof 69! 2y
sprainedbrain @AmyG Poor Ryan... he would have stormed off the stage at that. 😂😂😂 2y
AmyG I‘ve seen it happen. :( 2y
sprainedbrain @AmyG he‘s much more mellow now... thank goodness. 2y
AmyG He finally grew up. Took long enough. ;) 2y
Reggie Omg, I‘m so sorry. Lololol I just..... that‘s what happens I guess when I see what I want to see. Wow, what are the chances though that there is a one letter difference between 2 singers. So sorry @sprainedbrain 2y
sprainedbrain @Reggie Don‘t be sorry!! @AmyG and I got a kick out of it, because Ryan Adams used to throw a fit when people confused him with Bryan. 😂😂😂 2y
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jamie_in_the_library
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Our collection of #famous women is coming along!

#readingresolutions @Jess7

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Mgruidae
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1. Purple-ish pic I snapped at a Sleater-Kinney show feat. Carrie Brownstein (of Portlandia and author of Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl which I read a few months ago)
2. I love fruit. Give me pies, give me sweet little pies.
3. I‘m not a jewelry person... but I wear glasses everyday!
4. I work in an office and get away with jeans and a T-shirt.
5. I‘m mostly done. I need to finish state and hit send!
Happy Wednesday! #humpdaypost @MinDea

Mgruidae As far as the book goes - I would mostly recommend it to someone who is already a fan. I struggled to get through some awkward spots but there were better sections as well. 2y
2BR02B Love Sleater-Kinney and Carrie. 💜 2y
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Bertha_Mason
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Bailedbailed

I finally bailed on this one today, when I started Margo Jefferson's. Carrie Brownstein is so racist, so full of internalized misogyny, so oblivious, and so just plain insufferable and annoying that this book soured me on Sleater-Kinney. What you see of Brownstein on shitsack "Portlandia" is apparently what you get.

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lalatiburona
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I should clean and do my taxes and do any number of little things, but after a grueling week of grad school, work, and roller derby, all I want to do is stay in bed and read.

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Mem_ugh
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As someone who grew up in the PNW and loved Sleater-Kinney as an adolescent, this book was everything to me. I was just a few years too young for the whole riot grrrl movement, as much as that pains me, but I was definitely aware of the majority of the bands referenced and caught up to them shortly after they left the scene. It was great to get a sort of behind the scenes of the movement and of SK. Hearing Carrie read it was all the better.

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Mem_ugh
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“Nostalgia is recall without the criticism of the present day” 😍 #hungermakesmeamoderngirl #carriebrownstein #sleaterkinney #riotgrrrl #audiobook

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tholmz
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I listened to this and it was, for me, surprisingly entertaining and moving. I love Carrie, but have never really listened to Sleater-Kinney and I know basically nothing about that genre of music. I‘d recommend even to people like me!

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vivastory
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One of my favorite memoirs. I admire Brownstein's relentless & restless creative spirit.
#fiercefeb day 1 #ModernGirl
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batsy Excellent. Thank you for the reminder...I need to read this! 2y
vivastory @batsy it's an excellent audio book! 2y
Cinfhen I‘ve been wanting to read this too! Excellent choice 😊 2y
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vivastory I was happy to be the first one to post this title for today's prompt. I'm planning on selecting women writers for all of the prompts. @Cinfhen 2y
batsy I'm really looking forward to seeing your picks 🎉 @vivastory 2y
Cinfhen Nice!!! Can't wait to see what u come up with ❣️🙌🏻 2y
Cathythoughts Great choice 👍🏻 2y
BestDogDad I loved this book and love Portlandia. 2y
readordierachel Excellent choice 💙 2y
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ohnoitstorgo
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Carrie Brownstein is good at so many things: playing music, being funny, and writing about her life in an interesting and relatable way. She also manages to avoid the “fake humility” trap so many memoirists fall into when writing their stories.

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rachlols
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Wow, what a great read! Even if you don't know who Carrie is or her music, this is an extremely well written account of overcoming anxiety and negative experiences, navigating counter cultures, trying to fit in, reconciling your internal image of yourself with what is portrayed to the world. #feminism #punkrock #biography

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Brie
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Pickpick

Sleater-Kinney is one of my favorite bands so I really enjoyed listening to this memoir by Carrie Brownstein, singer/songwriter/guitarist. It chronicles her early life & introduction into the punk scene of the 90s Pacific Northwest, of course the formation of the band & its highs and lows. I really liked how the audio was interspersed with songs, & there‘s even a bonus interview at the end.

EvieBee I enjoyed this on audio as well! 2y
AmyG I love Sleater-Kinney to death so I loved this book. 2y
Crystalblu Huge Sleater-Kinney fan! And, what a great audiobook! 2y
vivastory I had the enormous privilege of seeing them perform in 1999. I loved this, definitely one of my favorite musician memoirs. 2y
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Kelly
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Today is all about music for #nonficnov. I loved the Cass bio and cannot wait to read the Brownstein memoir someday!

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Leftcoastzen
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Pickpick

If you are looking for Portlandia you won't find it here .This memoir,read by the author , was more than I expected.Her parents both with their own issues weren't much help in raising her , but this is not told in a "poor me" way .She is honest and bold much like her band ,Sleater -Kinney.What it means to be a "woman "artist,being curious,intelligent and persistent also makes Carrie Brownstein a modern girl.Rough and worth it,loved it.

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"We were never trying to deny our femaleness. Instead, we wanted to expand the notion of what it means to be female. The notion of “female” should be so sprawling and complex that it becomes divorced from gender itself. We were considered a female band before we became merely a band; I was a femband ale guitarist and Janet was a female drummer for years before we were simply considered a guitarist and a drummer."
~C.B.
#books #feminism #bookish

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VioletBramble
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#booksacrossoceans #sixwordSaturday
Carrie Brownstein's memoir is on my 2018 TBR pile. I went to the farmers market today. I bought a bunch of red and purple fruits and vegetables. I also bought a strawberry rhubarb pie. I've never eaten rhubarb before.

vicgreentoriafield I listened to this a few months ago and LOVED it. I love Sleater-Kinney, it was fun to hear the start and behind the scenes of it. Also a big fan of Carrie so that also made it amazing 2y
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Bookbeez
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Pool side reads while the baby naps and the toddler swims with grandma. #summerreads #pooltime #library #musicmemoirs

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vicgreentoriafield
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Finished the audio of this today on my drive to work. If you love Sleater-Kinney, you'll love this book. I saw every show they played in NYC from when I was 13 to 18(when they took that 9 year hiatus). I found myself trying to figure out if I was at a show she talked about, etc. Anyway, loved this.

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vicgreentoriafield
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I love, LOVE, Carrie Brownstein. I hope this is as great as I think she is.
#currentlylistening

wendim I really ejoyed it. I read it right after Patti Smith's Just Kids and they were complimentary. If you haven't read that I highly recommend it. 3y
vicgreentoriafield @wendim I haven't, I'll definitely add it to the list. Thanks for the suggestion! 3y
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Larkken
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Playing catch up on my Feb reads:
This great memoir is like a love letter to the music of my generation, and to music fans. Brownstein details the life and process of an artist, and there's lots of inside information on how individual records were made. It was great on audiobook, and doubly so when paired with Hoopla access to the Sleater-Kinney catalog. Now I just need to catch the band live!
Rec for Women's Month 😍
Tags and challenges below.

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PixieDust
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Pickpick

This was so good Brownstein has such a strong voice as a writer. This memoir seemed more like a series of short stories. She accomplishes what Kim Gordon failed to do in her memoir. Brownstein knows how to capture every moment in time she discusses. It feels so intimate so detailed. She only discusses defining moments in her life. For a privileged woman she's still relatable. I came out of this appreciating her more than I did before.

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PixieDust

"And to be a fan of music also meant to be a fan of cities, of places. Regionalism—and the creative scenes therein—played an important role in the identification and contextualization of a sound or aesthetic. Music felt married to place, and the notion of "somewhere" predates the Internet's seeming invention of "everywhere" (which often ends up feeling like "nowhere")"

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MorganNotMegan
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I only knew about Carrie from her show Portlandia, and this book is focused on her life with her band Sleater Kinney - which made me start listening to her music! If you are like me, and aren't an aware music person, and only know Carrie from the show, look this band up. It's a 180 from what I assumed, and held all the emotion her audiobook promised it would.

Gina Love Portlandia! 3y
ElizaTodd Sleater Kinney is the best! 3y
Weaponxgirl Sleater Kinney are amazing! 3y
Crystalblu She is awesome! Love Sleater-Kinney and love Portlandia! 3y
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