Published Mar 14, 2015It's been three years since we first learned that Sleater-Kinney guitarist-vocalist Carrie Brownstein was putting together her memoirs, and it looks like it'll just be a few more months before they hit bookshelves. It's been confirmed that her Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl lands later in the fall.
A listing on the Penguin site reveals that the autobiographical tome comes out October 27 through the publishing house's Riverhead Books subsidiary.
Described as a "deeply personal and revealing narrative of Brownstein's life in music," the book is also said to portray "what it feels like to be a young woman in a rock-and-roll band." The book will highlight Brownstein's early days in the riot-grrrl scene, and will trace her evolution "from ardent fan to pioneering female guitarist to comedic performer and luminary in the independent rock world."
Brownstein had previously told NME that Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl "pretty much ends with Sleater-Kinney going on hiatus," meaning the timeline of the tome doesn't extend too far past the release of the band's 2005 LP, The Woods. Brownstein had added that the book "doesn't even really go onto Portlandia," while the period specifics also suggest there won't be anything on Wild Flag or Sleater-Kinney's recent return.
Sleater-Kinney recently wrapped their first batch of North American tour dates behind No Cities to Love. Following a few European dates this month, a second leg of North American dates starts up in April. This includes a May 6 appearance at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom. You'll find all of the show details here.