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Girl in a Band by [Kim Gordon]

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"Kim Gordon writes the way she plays. Fiercely, honestly, and with the creative abandon of a singular artist."--AMY POEHLER, actor, producer, writer

"I've always admired Kim Gordon. She is cool, smart, and dignified. Girl in a Band is a fascinating and honest memoir full of raw emotion and insight."--SOFIA COPPOLA, filmmaker

"The best thing one of your heroes can do is make you feel heroic yourself. Kim Gordon has done just that in her memoir; it is full of beauty and power, inspiration, kindness, boldness and hope."--CARRIE BROWNSTEIN, writer, actor, musicianCARRIE BROWNSTEIN, writer, actor, musician

"Written with the same cool passion she brings to her lyrics, Gordon delivers a generous look at life inside the punk whirlwind."--Kirkus Reviews

Everybody loves Kim Gordon. So it's pretty much my bet that everybody will be hanging on the words of anyone who's read her forthcoming memoir (which is reportedly phenomenal). [Ed. note: It's even better than you're probably expecting.]--Flavorwire

"From beginning to end, the icon chronicles the evolution of music, art, and herself, set in and out of an ever-changing New York."--Interview

Gordon's career as a musician, artist, critic, performer, producer, and designer spanned the last truly hip era of downtown New York. The names and the nostalgia-for those who remember or who wish they did-are well worth the price of admission.--Booklist

An intriguing memoir. . . [Gordon's] unique sensibility never fades.--Publishers Weekly

"heartbreaking, raw, articulate, and inspiring."--Bust Magazine

Kim Gordon writes the way she plays. Fiercely, honestly, and with the creative abandon of a singular artist. --AMY POEHLER, actor, producer, writer"

I ve always admired Kim Gordon. She is cool, smart, and dignified. Girl in a Band is a fascinating and honest memoir full of raw emotion and insight. --SOFIA COPPOLA, filmmaker"

The best thing one of your heroes can do is make you feel heroic yourself. Kim Gordon has done just that in her memoir; it is full of beauty and power, inspiration, kindness, boldness and hope. --CARRIE BROWNSTEIN, writer, actor, musicianCARRIE BROWNSTEIN, writer, actor, musician"

Written with the same cool passion she brings to her lyrics, Gordon delivers a generous look at life inside the punk whirlwind. --Kirkus Reviews"

Everybody loves Kim Gordon. So it s pretty much my bet that everybody will be hanging on the words of anyone who s read her forthcoming memoir (which is reportedly phenomenal). [Ed. note: It s even better than you re probably expecting.]--Flavorwire"

From beginning to end, the icon chronicles the evolution of music, art, and herself, set in and out of an ever-changing New York. --Interview"

Gordon s career as a musician, artist, critic, performer, producer, and designer spanned the last truly hip era of downtown New York. The names and the nostalgia-for those who remember or who wish they did-are well worth the price of admission.--Booklist"

An intriguing memoir. . . [Gordon s] unique sensibility never fades.--Publishers Weekly"

heartbreaking, raw, articulate, and inspiring. --Bust Magazine"

-Kim Gordon writes the way she plays. Fiercely, honestly, and with the creative abandon of a singular artist.---AMY POEHLER, actor, producer, writer

-I've always admired Kim Gordon. She is cool, smart, and dignified. Girl in a Band is a fascinating and honest memoir full of raw emotion and insight.---SOFIA COPPOLA, filmmaker

-The best thing one of your heroes can do is make you feel heroic yourself. Kim Gordon has done just that in her memoir; it is full of beauty and power, inspiration, kindness, boldness and hope.---CARRIE BROWNSTEIN, writer, actor, musicianCARRIE BROWNSTEIN, writer, actor, musician

-Written with the same cool passion she brings to her lyrics, Gordon delivers a generous look at life inside the punk whirlwind.---Kirkus Reviews

-From beginning to end, the icon chronicles the evolution of music, art, and herself, set in and out of an ever-changing New York.---Interview

-heartbreaking, raw, articulate, and inspiring.---Bust Magazine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Kim Gordon is an artist, musician, producer, fashion designer, writer, and actress. She is a founding member of the experimental post-punk band Sonic Youth. Following the breakup of Sonic Youth, Gordon formed the group Body/Head. A collection of her early critical art writing entitled Is It My Body? was released by Sternberg Press in January 2014. Recent art exhibitions include a show of paintings through the Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles and the show The City Is a Garden at 303 Gallery in New York. She lives in New York and Los Angeles.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00QPHO472
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Faber & Faber; Main edition (22 February 2015)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3806 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 293 pages
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Kim Althea Gordon (born April 28, 1953) is an American musician, songwriter, and visual artist. Born in Rochester, New York, Gordon was raised in Los Angeles, California, and studied art at the Otis Art Institute. She later rose to prominence as the bassist, guitarist, and vocalist of the New York City-based alternative rock band Sonic Youth, which she formed with ex-husband Thurston Moore in 1981.

Gordon also formed the musical project Free Kitten with Julia Cafritz (of Pussy Galore) in the 1990s, and debuted as a producer on Hole's debut album Pretty on the Inside (1991). Gordon also worked on a fashion line called X-Girl in 1993, and continued to write and release material with Sonic Youth throughout the 1990s and on into the late 2000s.

Gordon has collaborated with Ikue Mori, DJ Olive, William Winant, Lydia Lunch, Yoko Ono, Raymond Pettibon, Courtney Love, and Chris Corsano. In 2012, after the breakup of Sonic Youth, Gordon formed Body/Head with friend Bill Nace, releasing their debut album Coming Apart in September 2013. Gordon's memoir, Girl in a Band, was published in February 2015, by HarperCollins imprint Dey Street Books.

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1.0 out of 5 stars It's a Sin to bare false witness Kim!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Kim comes across bad but it's worth a read
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