The Cover Of Carrie Brownstein's Memoir 'Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl' Is All Kinds Of Rock 'N' Roll
Can I get a drumroll, please? Or you know, a killer guitar solo, for the newly released cover of Carrie Brownstein's memoir Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl. You can scroll down to look real quick if you want, but then you have to come right back to read the part where I gush my fangirl self all over the memoir's author, Sleater-Kinney guitarist and Portlandia actress, Carrie Brownstein.
I should warn you though, just one glimpse of this cover is going to make it even harder to wait for October 27, when the memoir, published by Riverhead Books, will finally hit shelves. Think you can handle it?
The underground punk-rock memoir, by the lady who made us all want to be someone's Joey Ramone, was first announced in 2012, and is titled after a lyric in the Sleater-Kinney song "Modern Girl," off their album The Woods. According to Riverhead, Brownstein, a child of the Pacific-Northwest and punk-rock's American birthplace, focuses entirely on her childhood and early experiences in rock 'n' roll counterculture. The memoir ends before the Brownstein's debut on Portlandia — making this a true rock doc. (And then she'll have to publish a sequel, right?)
So, here's the cover:
LOVE IT, right?
Riverhead Books said this about Hunger Makes me a Modern Girl in an email Thursday morning to Bustle, and I'm as intoxicated as they are:
With deft, lucid prose Brownstein proves herself as formidable on the page as on the stage. Accessibly raw, honest and heartfelt, this book captures the experience of being a young woman, a born performer and an outsider, and ultimately finding one’s true calling through hard work, courage and the intoxicating power of rock and roll.
There's officially no doubt that Brownstein, also known for her feminist wit, and often intimidating stage presence, is having a moment. (Or really, ANOTHER moment, because she's been cool since pretty much forever.) In addition to the much-anticipated memoir, Sleater-Kinney also celebrated their newest album — the first in a decade — earlier this year, releasing No Cities to Love in January.
There's seriously so much to get excited about here, I'm going to go jump around now.