SOLD OUT!!! Vroman's Bookstore presents Carrie Brownstein discussing Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl: A Memoir


Carrie Brownstein in conversation with Amy Poehler to discuss her memoir, Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl

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. 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. (Riverhead Books)

All books will be signed ahead of time so there will not be a book signing at the event. Signed books will be handed out the night of the event to ticket holders. 

Event location: Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena 91101



Event date: 
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
585 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101