Carrie Brownstein’s Memoir Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl Arrives This Fall

Back in 2012, we learned that Carrie Brownstein, the Sleater-Kinney co-leader and Portlandia star, was working on a memoir, and she talked a bit about her process in an interview with us last year. (Brownstein also just interviewed Kim Gordon about her own memoir.) And today, we learn that Brownstein’s memoir is called Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl, after a line from Sleater-Kinney’s 2005 song “Modern Girl.” As NME points out, Penguin has announced plans to publish the book 10/27, and the publisher calls it “the deeply personal and revealing narrative of Brownstein’s life in music, from ardent fan to pioneering female guitarist to comedic performer and luminary in the independent rock world.” If you followed her old NPR blog Monitor Mix, you know that Brownstein knows how to write. This will almost certainly be a book worth reading.