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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. From the Hardcover edition.

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. From the Hardcover edition.
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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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 5m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:45


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:17


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:25


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:56


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:58


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:04


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:25


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:27


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:28


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:50


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:20


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:08


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:07


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:53


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:47


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:17


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:33


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:20


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:45


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:37


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:08


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:51


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:51


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:03


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:55


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:41


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:23


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:37


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:59


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:09


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:54


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:35


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:06


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:19


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

01:19