Books Carrie Brownstein Books by Carrie Brownstein Carrie Brownstein has written books about: Arts & Entertainment Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Comedy Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Carrie Brownstein NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2015's Great Reads December 8, 2015 The Book Concierge is back and all new for 2015! Explore more than 260 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Guitarist, actor and writer Carrie Brownstein performing with her band Sleater-Kinney at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Alex Schelldorf/NPR hide caption toggle caption Alex Schelldorf/NPR All Songs Considered All Songs +1: Carrie Brownstein Isn't Who You Think She Is November 5, 2015 In her remarkable new memoir, Carrie Brownstein paints a startlingly candid portrait of herself that dispels any myths fans might have about her rock-star status with the band Sleater-Kinney. All Songs +1: Carrie Brownstein Isn't Who You Think She Is Listen · 46:47 46:47 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/454331830/454859435" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Review Book Reviews Music Destroys And Music Heals In 'Modern Girl' November 4, 2015 Riot grrrl legend Carrie Brownstein's excellent new memoir takes readers from her difficult childhood to the rise and fall (and rise again) of her band Sleater-Kinney, which she says saved her life. Carrie Brownstein is the co-creator and co-star of the TV series Portlandia. Autumn de Wilde/Riverhead Books hide caption toggle caption Autumn de Wilde/Riverhead Books Music Interviews 'Modern Girl' Carrie Brownstein Describes Finding (And Hiding) Herself In Music Fresh Air October 27, 2015 The Sleater-Kinney guitarist and singer is known for her defiant performances, but it was vulnerability that initially drew her to music. Brownstein's new memoir is Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl. 'Modern Girl' Carrie Brownstein Describes Finding (And Hiding) Herself In Music Listen · 35:16 35:16 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/452204158/452288593" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript New In Paperback Navigating Portland, Toxic Speech, Depression And Plantation Life November 13, 2012 In fiction, Ann Beattie channels first lady Pat Nixon, while Ben Marcus looks at the consequences of nasty rhetoric, and Jonathan Odell imagines a slave healer's life. In nonfiction, the creators of Portlandia offer a guided tour of Portland, Ore., and Ellen Forney reflects on her bipolar disorder.