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Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl


You may know Carrie Brownstein from the TV show in which she co-stars and co-writes: Portlandia. This memoir does not include that part of her life, but Brownstein has long been a creative explorer & performer. Her start on the stage began with the Olympia, Washington-based band Sleater-Kinney.  In an interview with Bust magazine last year, she talked about some of her younger fans: “They just see me as this person they know from television, and then they listen to Sleater-Kinney, and they think: ‘What is this scary music? You seem so happy on the show. What’s wrong? Why are you so upset?’ ” With Brownstein’s sharp eye and deprecating tongue, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl gives us those clues about what makes Brownstein “hungry” and “modern.”

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