After much anticipation, Girl In A Band, the memoir chronicling Kim Gordon’s career in music as well as her personal life, will hit the shelves February 24, 2015. This is the first update on her memoir since last year, when she announced her plans to release it. According to a press release, the memoir will chronicle her life in Sonic Youth and the band’s breakup, her art, her time spent working and living in the NYC post-punk scene in the ’80s and ’90s, and possibly her highly publicized split from Thurston Moore. Per the release: “At the heart of the book is the examination of what partnership means — and what happens when it dissolves.” That’s the book’s cover above; read the description below.
Often described as aloof, Kim Gordon truly opens up in Girl In A Band. Telling the story of her childhood, her life in art, her move to New York City, her love affairs, her marriage, her relationship with her daughter, and her band, this is a rich and beautifully written memoir. At the heart of the book is the examination of what partnership means — and what happens when it dissolves. An atmospheric look at the New York of the 80s and 90s that gave rise to Sonic Youth, as well as the Alternative revolution in popular music that Sonic Youth helped usher in, paving the way for Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins and many other acts. One of the most revered people in modern rock and roll, Kim Gordon is also a highly regarded fashion icon, visual artist, and the source of much fascination.