Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

From a leader of feminist punk music at the dawn of the riot-grrrl era, a candid and deeply personal look at life in rock and roll. Before Carrie Brownstein codeveloped and starred in the wildly popular TV comedy Portlandia, she was already an icon to young women for her role as a musician in the feminist punk band Sleater-Kinney. The band was a key part of the early riot-...

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Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl Reviews

  • Diane
    What a fantastic music memoir! Carrie Brownstein writes beautifully about her development as an artist and how she became a successful musician. Carrie grew up in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington, and she started playing the guitar at a young age. She says she was an anxious and melodramatic child...
  • Maxwell
    At once an honest depiction of otherness and an interesting examination of the 1990's music scene--especially punk rock in the PNW. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, the title coming from a Sleater-Kinney track, covers Brownstein's youth and emergence into a career in music. She's genuine, indulgent an...
  • Vanessa
    I totally ate this book up. Thanks Carrie for your brave honesty and intelligence. Your personality shines through so strongly, not only through your music but through this well written memoir. A perfect mix of her not so glamorous rock and roll life and her personal struggles. Her love for animals ...
  • Sharon
    This isn't a book for readers looking for voyeuristic thrills from their memoirs. It's a passable music memoir, certainly of interest to all the Sleater-Kinney fans out there, but even they will be disappointed (as I was) by a book that feels too thin.It takes a while for this work to hit its stride...
  • Elizabeth
    First, I LOVE SLEATER-KINNEY. I was so excited to read this and what an excellent read! Some might be disappointed- this is not a typical memoir. Carrie Brownstein is one cerebral lady. She tells a story that supports the idea that art saves lives. She does not dish. Not even once. Instead she expla...
  • Joe Valdez
    This 2015 memoir by Carrie Brownstein, co-founder of grunge rock trio Sleater-Kinney (and known far and wide today for the IFC sketch comedy series Portlandia she acts in, writes and created with Fred Armisen) is devoted purely to Brownstein's emergence from uncool teenager and suburban music geek i...
  • Eve
    “All we [Sleater-Kinney] ever wanted was just to play songs and shows that mattered to people, that mattered to us. Music that summed up the messiness of life, that mitigated that nagging fear of hopelessness, loneliness and death.” –Carrie Brownstein I’ve been floundering in my...
  • Julie
    Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein is a 2015 Riverhead Books publication. I must confess I know next to nothing about this artist, the rock band ‘Sleater-Kinney’ or punk music. I never fully embraced that form of music, pretty much sticking to my classic rock, blues, and ja...
  • Elyse Walters
    Audiobook.... read by the author!I had never heard of Carrie Brownstein until I read Vanessa’s review. ( thank you Vanessa).Still jazzed from “Daisy Jones and The Six”, by Taylor Jenkins Reid, I thought it might be fun to listen to Carrie read her memoir....AND IT WAS!!!Carrie has a d...

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