Since it dropped on October 27, Carrie Brownstein's memoir Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl has found love from readers and critics alike. Like all good contemporary memoirs, the book has a read-by-the-author audio version. But unlike most audiobooks, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl has its very own blooper reel.
That's right. It isn't often you get to watch an author deliver her reading mistakes on camera. But, of course, Carrie Brownstein isn't any ordinary writer. The Sleater-Kinney and Portlandia alum has made a name for herself across entertainment media, and now, with Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, she's tackled the life-writing world.
Brownstein's memoir covers her Pacific Northwest childhood and her riot grrrl career in music. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl is as much an cultural book as a personal one, and shows the evolution of the area that gave birth to both grunge and Portlandia.
If you've been on the fence about reading Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, the quotes featured in the outtakes below — edited into a mini-movie by Brownstein herself — should pique your interests enough to make you pick up a copy. I mean, can you really stand not knowing how — or why — a man makes a speaker out of a dead squirrel? Me neither.
"What'd you say? You say I pronounced 'clitoris' wrong?" I think I've been waiting for this video my whole life.