Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein names memoir ‘Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl’

Book will be released on October 27

Sleater-Kinney member Carrie Brownstein‘s forthcoming memoir will be titled Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl.

A post on publisher Penguin’s website reveals that the book will be released on October 27 and is a “deeply personal and revealing narrative of Brownstein’s life in music, from ardent fan to pioneering female guitarist to comedic performer and luminary in the independent rock world.”

The musician and Portlandia star previously spoke to NME about the book, confirming that “it pretty much ends with Sleater-Kinney going on hiatus, and a little bit of leading on from that. But it doesn’t even really go onto Portlandia“.


Sleater-Kinney released their new album ‘No Cities To Love’ in January. The band arrive in Europe later this month for a series of live dates, including gigs in London, Manchester and Glasgow. See below for full tour dates.

Sleater-Kinney released seven albums between 1995 and 2005, with their self-titled debut album being followed by ‘Call The Doctor’, ‘Dig Me Out’, ‘The Hot Rock’, ‘All Hands On The Bad One’ and ‘One Beat’. The band’s last album, ‘The Woods’, was released in 2005.

Sleater-Kinney will play:

London Roundhouse (March 23)
Manchester Albert Hall (24)
Glasgow O2 ABC 2 (25)
Dublin Vicar Street (26)

To check the availability of Sleater-Kinney tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.