Kim Gordon’s Memoir “Girl in a Band” Is Set for a February Release
The former Sonic Youth member chronicles her experience in the band and shares art in upcoming book.
Kim Gordon was a Girl in a Band, and now she has a book telling us about what that was like. Her memoir is said to give readers and fans an inside look into the scene that gave rise to Sonic Youth in the ’80s and ’90s, along with some insight into her relationship with Thurston Moore. As Pitchfork notes, “At the heart of the book is the examination of what partnership means—and what happens when it dissolves.”
You can read the full book description below:
Often described as aloof, Kim Gordon truly opens up in Girl in a Band. Telling the story of her childhood, her life in art, her move to New York City, her love affairs, her marriage, her relationship with her daughter, and her band, this is a rich and beautifully written memoir. At the heart of the book is the examination of what partnership means—and what happens when it dissolves. An atmospheric look at the New York of the 80s and 90s that gave rise to Sonic Youth, as well as the Alternative revolution in popular music that Sonic Youth helped usher in, paving the way for Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins and many other acts. One of the most revered people in modern rock and roll, Kim Gordon is also a highly regarded fashion icon, visual artist, and the source of much fascination.
Pick up Girl in a Band when it hits shelves on February 24, 2015.