Carrie Brownstein to Release Memoir 'Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl' This Fall

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Carrie Brownstein during an interview with host Seth Meyers on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Jan. 14, 2015.

Mark October 27 on your calendar. Sleater-Kinney guitarist and Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein will release her memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, that very day.

According to Penguin's website, the book is described as "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."

"This book intimately captures what it feels like to be a young woman in a rock-and- roll band, from her days at the dawn of the underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture in the 1990s through today," the official description adds about the Oct. release.

Brownstein previously spoke to NME about the memoir, revealing a bit about what she'll touch on in the book. She said, "It pretty much ends with Sleater-Kinney going on hiatus, and a little bit of leading on from that. But it doesn't even really go onto Portlandia".

The title is a reference to Sleater-Kinney's song "Modern Girl" off 2005's The Woods. Watch the video for the track below.


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