It’s settled! Emma Watson and her bi-monthly book club will be reading Hunger Makes me a Modern Girl: the latest memoir from Portlandia star and Sleater Kinney front-woman, Carrie Brownstein. (and another entry to the ‘girl’ title trend)
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That’s some lofty company for the 41 year old powerhouse, but all her stature is well earned. Brownstein became a household name after forging the creative partnership of a lifetime with Portlandia co-star, and co-creator, Fred Armisen. The two have gone on to crank out 6 critically acclaimed seasons, repute with zany characters and biting critique of hipster culture.
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She also happens to be the lead singer/guitarist of one of the foremost punk acts of the past decade, Sleater Kinney. It’s safe to say that whatever project Brownstein is invested in, she is invested 100%. She’s a natural comedic actor on Portlandia, but when you see her wailing and shredding on stage, you’d think she was born to play.
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Emma has mentioned in the group’s description that she hopes to get the author of selected books in for an interview whenever possible. I think it’s safe to say we would all like to see a conversation between these two fantastic feminists.
Members will surely have plenty to talk about with this one. This also marks the first democratic election of a book in the project’s history! Here’s to hoping it bears good results. So what are you waiting for? Join Emma and her 135,000 plus members, and get reading!