Carrie Brownstein Memoir Hits Bookshelves

By Dianna Dilworth 

Carrie Brownstein‘s memoir, Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl, came out this week from Riverhead Books.

In an interview with NPR, the Sleater-Kinney co-founder and Portlandia star talks about why she wrote the book, performing and her future plans. Here is an excerpt from the interview:

The book to me, it’s not a diary. It was created with a lot of intention and deliberation and I put examples and vignettes in the book that served the story of someone who is seeking a sense of belonging and shape and sturdiness.

In addition to working as a songwriter, Brownstein has written for The New York Times, The Believer, Slate and a Twitter page with 285,000 followers. She is also the co-author of a Portlandia inspired book that she created with her co-star, Fred Armisen.