Feminist book club Our Shared Shelf has chosen another great title for its members to read in July and August. Emma Watson's summer book club pick is Carrie Brownstein's rock memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl.
Brownstein's funny autobiography is the fifth memoir Our Shared Shelf has read this year. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl follows Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson, How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran, and My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem.
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl chronicles Brownstein's childhood and career. Her early years in the Pacific Northwest primed her for stardom in the riot grrrl movement, specifically as the guitarist and vocalist for Sleater-Kinney. Portlandia fans know she's perfectly cast as Fred Armisen's co-star in the IFC sketch comedy, as well.
Our Shared Shelf is known, not only as Emma Watson's feminist book club, but also as a place where women can delve into their lives, politics, and entertainment. The multi-talented Brownstein and her barrels-of-fun career will offer up plenty of material for the book club forums, and maybe even help younger rockers discover the girl-powered punk that made the 1990s such a grand time to be alive.
Pick up Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl and read along with Our Shared Shelf in July and August.