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Carrie Brownstein


Portlandia and Transparent actress, Sleater-Kinney guitarist, NPR contributor, screenwriter and all-around cool person Carrie Brownstein has spent three years working on a deeply personal and revealing memoir. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl is a narrative of Brownstein’s life in music, from ardent fan to her days as a guitarist for Excuse 17 – a pioneering band in the Riot Grrrl scene – to her success as both a comedic performer and rock luminary as Sleater-Kinney rose to the top of the indie-rock world. Hear the story of the dawn of the underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture from one of its founding mothers.

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