You may know Carrie Brownstein as a pioneering force behind the iconic band Sleater-Kinney and popular television show Portlandia, both of which have earned a steadfast place in the cultural zeitgeist. Here, Brownstein gets candid with readers as she details her childhood and rise to rocker extraordinaire–dealing with family issues, growing up as a quirky kid, and immersing herself in the revolutionary music scene of the Pacific Northwest in the 1990s. You’ll learn the dynamics that drove and occasionally disrupted Sleater-Kinney and the ridiculous treatment women and LGBTQIA people often face in pop culture, but not without a sense a humor, self-deprecation, and compassion. The audiobook is read by Brownstein herself, adding to the intimacy of the memoir and making her experiences come alive. This is a terrific, heartfelt, and entertaining memoir you don’t want to miss.
Reviewed by: Lindsay on July 14, 2017
Number of Pages: 244