Girl in a Band: A Memoir

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-Unconventional. . . . Not a garden-variety rock memoir . . . [but] a strange and lovely book about a woman finding and losing herself onstage and off and crafting a complicated creative life when none of the molds quite fit.---Los Angeles Times Book Review

-Engaging and surprisingly intimate.---Vanity Fair

-More than a memoir, though one of the most riveting music biographies ever penned.---Examiner.com

For many, Kim Gordon, vocalist, bassist, and founding member of Sonic Youth--one of the most influential and successful bands to emerge from the post-punk New York scene--has always represented the epitome of cool. And almost as celebrated as the band's defiantly dissonant sound was the marriage between Gordon and her then husband, Thurston Moore. When it was announced that the couple was splitting after twenty-seven years of marriage, fans were devastated.

In Girl in a Band, this famously reserved superstar speaks candidly about her past and the future. From her childhood in the sunbaked suburbs of Southern California, growing up with a mentally ill sibling, to New York's downtown art and music scene in the eighties and nineties and the birth of a band that would pave the way for acts like Nirvana, as well as help inspire the Riot Grrl generation, here is an edgy and evocative portrait of a life in art.

Exploring the artists, musicians, and writers who influenced her, and the relationship that defined her life for so long, Girl in a Band is filled with the sights and sounds of a pre-Internet world and is a deeply personal portrait of a woman who has become an icon.

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"Kim Gordon writes the way she plays. Fiercely, honestly, and with the creative abandon of a singular artist."--AMY POEHLER, actor, producer, writer

"I've always admired Kim Gordon. She is cool, smart, and dignified. Girl in a Band is a fascinating and honest memoir full of raw emotion and insight."--SOFIA COPPOLA, filmmaker

"The best thing one of your heroes can do is make you feel heroic yourself. Kim Gordon has done just that in her memoir; it is full of beauty and power, inspiration, kindness, boldness and hope."--CARRIE BROWNSTEIN, writer, actor, musicianCARRIE BROWNSTEIN, writer, actor, musician

"Written with the same cool passion she brings to her lyrics, Gordon delivers a generous look at life inside the punk whirlwind."--Kirkus Reviews

Everybody loves Kim Gordon. So it's pretty much my bet that everybody will be hanging on the words of anyone who's read her forthcoming memoir (which is reportedly phenomenal). [Ed. note: It's even better than you're probably expecting.]--Flavorwire

"From beginning to end, the icon chronicles the evolution of music, art, and herself, set in and out of an ever-changing New York."--Interview

Gordon's career as a musician, artist, critic, performer, producer, and designer spanned the last truly hip era of downtown New York. The names and the nostalgia-for those who remember or who wish they did-are well worth the price of admission.--Booklist

An intriguing memoir. . . [Gordon's] unique sensibility never fades.--Publishers Weekly

"heartbreaking, raw, articulate, and inspiring."--Bust Magazine

Kim Gordon writes the way she plays. Fiercely, honestly, and with the creative abandon of a singular artist. --AMY POEHLER, actor, producer, writer"

I ve always admired Kim Gordon. She is cool, smart, and dignified. Girl in a Band is a fascinating and honest memoir full of raw emotion and insight. --SOFIA COPPOLA, filmmaker"

The best thing one of your heroes can do is make you feel heroic yourself. Kim Gordon has done just that in her memoir; it is full of beauty and power, inspiration, kindness, boldness and hope. --CARRIE BROWNSTEIN, writer, actor, musicianCARRIE BROWNSTEIN, writer, actor, musician"

Written with the same cool passion she brings to her lyrics, Gordon delivers a generous look at life inside the punk whirlwind. --Kirkus Reviews"

Everybody loves Kim Gordon. So it s pretty much my bet that everybody will be hanging on the words of anyone who s read her forthcoming memoir (which is reportedly phenomenal). [Ed. note: It s even better than you re probably expecting.]--Flavorwire"

From beginning to end, the icon chronicles the evolution of music, art, and herself, set in and out of an ever-changing New York. --Interview"

Gordon s career as a musician, artist, critic, performer, producer, and designer spanned the last truly hip era of downtown New York. The names and the nostalgia-for those who remember or who wish they did-are well worth the price of admission.--Booklist"

An intriguing memoir. . . [Gordon s] unique sensibility never fades.--Publishers Weekly"

heartbreaking, raw, articulate, and inspiring. --Bust Magazine"

-Kim Gordon writes the way she plays. Fiercely, honestly, and with the creative abandon of a singular artist.---AMY POEHLER, actor, producer, writer

-I've always admired Kim Gordon. She is cool, smart, and dignified. Girl in a Band is a fascinating and honest memoir full of raw emotion and insight.---SOFIA COPPOLA, filmmaker

-The best thing one of your heroes can do is make you feel heroic yourself. Kim Gordon has done just that in her memoir; it is full of beauty and power, inspiration, kindness, boldness and hope.---CARRIE BROWNSTEIN, writer, actor, musicianCARRIE BROWNSTEIN, writer, actor, musician

-Written with the same cool passion she brings to her lyrics, Gordon delivers a generous look at life inside the punk whirlwind.---Kirkus Reviews

-From beginning to end, the icon chronicles the evolution of music, art, and herself, set in and out of an ever-changing New York.---Interview

-heartbreaking, raw, articulate, and inspiring.---Bust Magazine

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