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Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

Brownstein, Carrie

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ISBN 10: 1594486638 / ISBN 13: 9781594486630
Editorial: Riverhead Books, New York, 2015
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BM1 - A first edition first printing hardcover book SIGNED by author on the tip in page (page after the front free endpaper) in as new condition in as new dust jacket that is mylar protected and has label on the front. From the guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney, a candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life - and finding yourself - in music. 9.5"x6.5", 244 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. N° de ref. de la librería BN005

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Título: Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

Editorial: Riverhead Books, New York

Año de publicación: 2015

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro: As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First 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.

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An Amazon Best Book of November 2015: Hunger Made Me a Modern Girl isn't the stately, studio-oriented music memoir that we've seen in the wake of Keith Richards's epic Life--Townshend, Costello, and others--but perhaps most closely resembles Chrissie Hynde's Reckless, at least in spirit, if not content: both are relatively short, intensely personal, and less concerned with chord progressions than personal progression (Hynde’s being particularly gritty). Moving through her childhood in the Seattle suburbs, we see the proto-performer searching for her personal stage while navigating tumultuous family dynamics. And when she finds her voice with the pioneering punk band, Sleater-Kinney, we’re in the van and on stage with her, lugging amps and filthy mattresses until road-stress compels her to end it (the first time, anyway; they’re back). It's not a tell-all; Brownstein is selective about what she shares, but what she does give us hits hard. Her memoir resembles her songs: taut, thoughtful, and honest. –Jon Foro

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