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Carrie Brownstein

Autor(a) de Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir

8+ Works 1,210 Membros 47 Reviews

About the Author

Carrie Brownstein is a musician, writer, and actor. She was the guitarist and vocalist of the band Sleater-Kinney. She was the creator, writer and co-star of the television show Portlandia. Her books include Portlandia: A Guide for Visitors and Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir. (Bowker mostrar mais Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de Carrie Brownstein

The Portlandia Activity Book (2014) 23 cópias
Portlandia: The Complete 2nd Season (2013) — Creator/Actor — 12 cópias
Portlandia: The Complete Third Season (2013) — Creator/Actor — 6 cópias
Portlandia: Season 4 (2014) 5 cópias
Portlandia: Season 5 (2015) 5 cópias

Associated Works

Lincoln no Limbo (2017) — Narrador, algumas edições5,894 cópias
State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America (2008) — Contribuinte — 519 cópias
McSweeney's Issue 50 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2017) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
The Nowhere Inn [2020 film] (2022) — Writer — 5 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



I really liked this, even though I'm not a big Sleater-Kinney fan. Carrie Brownstein's writing was surprisingly florid at times, in ways both good and bad. Her descriptions of music were really excellent. Overall I loved the balance between topics - Brownstein's childhood, the indie music scene in Olympia in the 90s, her experience with sexism, her own experience as a music fan, the journey of her band, what it's like to be on tour, un-romanticizing indie rock stardom, and the comedown after the band broke up. There's a lot of intellectual musing about identity and fandom. It's even funny here and there. The only thing I really wanted and didn't get was Brownstein's story of her relationship with Fred Armisen. He told Alec Baldwin on Here's the Thing she's his soul mate but their relationship isn't romantic. Fascinating, right?… (mais)
LibrarianDest | outras 43 resenhas | Jan 3, 2024 |
Read this in one sitting. A great, insightful memoir.
secondhandrose | outras 43 resenhas | Oct 31, 2023 |
As a very big Carrie Brownstein fan my opinion of this book may be biased - but it was so good. If you know her from Sleater-Kinney you will LOVE this as it details the origins of the band all the way through to the end and subsequent reunion. If you know her from Portlandia, you will still enjoy reading about her life. I am an even bigger fan of her now having read this book, if that is possible. It is now very evident she is a very cool person in addition to being such a talented and beautiful woman.… (mais)
Andy5185 | outras 43 resenhas | Jul 9, 2023 |
This memoir by musician and actor Carrie Brownstein describes her childhood and musical career. Coming through the riot grrrl movement in the Washington capital Olympia, Brownstein co-founded Sleater-Kinney, one of the most successful bands to emerge from that movement, and one of the biggest indie bands in the world for a time.

Brownstein takes us behind the scenes for what was in truth a fairly fraught career marred by heartbreak, pain and depression. She pulls few punches in telling her story, although she does refrain from exploring her family background too deeply. She tells us about her mother's anorexia and her father coming out, but does not delve too deep. Her sister is almost a bit player in her book, and that can only be by intent; it's hard to believe that her sister plays such a minor role in her life as the book would suggest.

Riot grrrl came with its own cadre of zines and writers, so it's surprising that there have been so few notable publications about the movement. Sini Anderson's excellent documentary The Punk Singer about Bikini Kill's Kathleen Hanna covers a lot of this ground, and Brownstein's book is a worthwhile complement; a serious book about an influential musical sub-genre, about the struggles of women in music and the depredations of life in a rock band.
… (mais)
gjky | outras 43 resenhas | Apr 9, 2023 |



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