Carrie Brownstien is known by many from the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning satirical comedy TV Series Portlandia on IFC . She is a founding member of the iconic Riot Grrl band Sleater Kinney. Browstien just penned her first memoir " Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl a Memoir " released on October 27th has received some very rave reviews.
I binge read the book in one weekend, certainly a page turner. Browstein's narrative is so personal , that you feel like she is hanging out with her on a camping trip or something. ( I understand thetas a weird comparison , thought seems like camping trips with friends is when you have those talks where , you tell your life story) . I'm not going to give away to much , though I will say Brownstien's honesty is refreshing something that isn't typical in most memoirs. The way she explains the highs and lows that come with pursuing a creative endeavor, is honest, insightful and beautiful. She shares her insecurities with no sugar coating. This is a must read for the content is well written the flow is easy to follow. I found myself in tears being able to relate to feeling you don't belong. Brownstien's linguistic training is apparent in her words are so fluid. Actually inspired me to take my vocabulary up a notch. The music history in this book is so detailed , being about the same age as Brownstien it gave me a broader understanding of a genre of music , that I truly love. So PTB readers we give this book 5 stars must read. Sleater Kinney has a new album out and is currently on tour. Check the links below for more information
Sub Pop https://www.subpop.com/artists/sleate...
On Tour https://www.subpop.com/artists/sleate...