Hunger makes me a modern girl summary
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie BrownsteinFrom 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- grrrl and indie rock scenes in the Pacific Northwest, known for their prodigious guitar shredding and their leftist lyrics against war, traditionalism, and gender roles.
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl is the deeply personal and revealing narrative of Brownsteins life in music, from ardent fan to pioneering female guitarist to comedic performer and luminary in the independent rock world. Though Brownstein struggled against the music industrys sexist double standards, by 2006 she was the only woman to earn a spot on Rolling Stone readers list of the 25 Most Underrated Guitarists of All-Time. 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.
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl
She also discusses her experiences with sexism as a female musician and about how brutal success can be. Despite this, her descriptions of music are a real treat to read. Readers who have been fans of the band for a long time will also be thrilled to hear the background stories of some of the songs, with Brownstein revealing information such as who they were written for and why. Even though touching, this elaboration makes it rather hard to get through the final pages of the book. Along the way she refrains from any kind of bragging, stays modest, self-ironic and likeable. It is not hard to believe her to be just a music nerd who incidentally ended up in one of the most renowned and influential punk rock bands of all times.
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Things went downhill from there. She said little, but conveyed disdain and anger. But it was Brownstein knew what the nominally open-minded in the wilds of Olympia, Washington, where the band formed, might say if they signed to a major label. But it does remind you that there was indeed a time where getting to the top of the fame mountain was, if not wholly undesirable, a trip to be taken with some skepticism.
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.
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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 a candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life--and finding yourself--in music. - You seem so happy on the show.
Look Inside. Oct 27, Minutes Buy. Oct 25, ISBN Oct 27, ISBN Oct 27, Minutes. 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.
Starting with her as a young hyper-performative young nerd, who runs for vice president of her Washington State elementary school. The story goes on to cover Brownstein's escape from a turbulent family life into a world where music was the means toward self-invention, community, and rescue. Brownstein published the page memoir with Riverhead , an imprint of Penguin Group , on October 27, The book received largely positive reviews. But Ms. Brownstein is interested in telling us who she is — and how she sees herself — without a guitar in her hands.