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Rat Girl by Kristin Hersh
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Jan 08, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: memoirs, rock-n-roll
Read from April 05, 2011 to April 09, 2012

I love Krisin Hersh's band Throwing Muses, and listen to them a lot. Still. This memoir is creepy cool interesting.
Also super cool: you can download free Throwing Muses songs on Kristin's website here:
Update: I just finished this memoir. Wow. It is not written like a cheap and easy celebrity tell-all. Hersh is an amazing writer, and I just loved this book. She writes in this manic, magical, and vivid way that is hard to describe but I fell in love with her (and I already am crazy for her!)
This is her story about being 19, going to college, hanging out with old ladies and weirdos, swimming, Providence, Rhode Island, snakes, seeing music as colors, writing songs, moving to Boston, being diagnosed with bi-polar, recording an album, getting pregnant, making art, and being alive. I love rat girls. I love that her dad is named Dude and her mom is named Crane. This book is like a mix of Francesca Lia Block and Lynda Barry's writing.
Cool fact: this book is being made into a film! Yay!

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