Girl in a Band

Girl in a Band


Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story—a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll, written with the lyricism and haunting beauty of Patti Smith's Just Kids.

Often described as aloof, Kim Gordon opens up as never before in Girl in a Band. Telling the story of her family, growing… (more)

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Editorial reviews (10 reviews)

With this book, she sheds a silence that is neither cool nor coy, but is, in fact, the result of a profound fear of weakness, of the social disharmony that emotions incite, of feelings and so-called traditional femininity.

every subject is handled with careful introspection, detail and real feeling. We’re in Gordon’s head as she figures out the world around her.

Girl in a Band feels appealingly rough around the edges; the rare window it offers into Gordon’s life leaves the reader with a more nuanced perspective.

Book Details  

Publisher: Dey Street Books (February 24, 2015)

Language: English

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