Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl : A Memoir
by Carrie Brownstein
Editor: Little, Brown Book Group
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Before Carrie Brownstein became an icon of music, she was a young girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest, just as he was becoming one of the greatest movements in rock history.The search for a sense of welcome and identity, she discovers both while moving from spectator to creator in the experience of power and the mystery of a live performance.With Sleater-Kinney, Brownstein and his acolytes gained fame at the dawn of the 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 the legendary critical music legend Greil Marcus for their renegades, exuberant punk brand that resisted labels and boundaries, and redefining the notions of gender in the rock.Hunger Makes Me a Young Modern Girl is an intimate and revealing account of her escape from the turbulence of family life in a world where music is the means to achieve self-invention, community and rescue.Along the way, Brownstein chronicles excitement and contradictions within the flourishing and fiercely independent era of subculture music, including experiments that sown seeds for the satire observation of the popular television show Portlandia years laterSkillfully, lucid prose prose Brownstein proves herself as a formidable on the page as well as on stage.Very accessible in terms of raw materials, honest and sincere, this book gives an account of the experience of being a young woman, a born artist and an outsider, and, finally, of finding one’s true vocation, thanks to a hard work, the courage and intoxicating power of rock and roll.
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