Award Winning / John / Memoir / Nonfiction

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

Carrie Brownstein is probably best known for starring in the IFC series Portlandia with Fred Armisen, but prior to her TV career she played in several bands, most notably the Olympia, Washington based trio Sleater-Kinney. In Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl Brownstein tells the story of Sleater-Kinney’s initial ten year run and recent reunion … Continue reading

Lisa / Memoir / Nonfiction

The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books by Azar Nafisi

The Republic of Imagination is a wonderful book if you like to read about books (which I generally enjoy). Nafisi breaks the book down into three books, The Adventures of  Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (which she argues all the others are derived from), Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis, and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. … Continue reading