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Rat Girl - Kristin Hersh
Rat Girl
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The founder of a cult rock band shares her outrageous tale of growing up much faster than planned. In 1985, Kristin Hersh was just starting to find her place in the world. After leaving home at the age of fifteen, the precocious child of unconventional hippies had enrolled in college while her... show more
The founder of a cult rock band shares her outrageous tale of growing up much faster than planned. In 1985, Kristin Hersh was just starting to find her place in the world. After leaving home at the age of fifteen, the precocious child of unconventional hippies had enrolled in college while her band, Throwing Muses, was getting off the ground amid rumors of a major label deal. Then everything changed: she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and found herself in an emotional tailspin; she started medication, but then discovered she was pregnant. An intensely personal and moving account of that pivotal year, Rat Girl is sure to be greeted eagerly by Hersh's many fans.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143117391 (0143117394)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
5.0 Rat Girl
Kristin Hersh apologetically publishes her diary. It's been edited and helpfully divided in four seasons, if individual dates once separated entries they've been removed, making this read more like a novel than a journal. Her lyrics quoted alongside the text emphasize the highly personal (whatever s...
Osho
Osho rated it
A smart, engaging memoir that includes bipolar disorder, music, and much more. Smart writing and choice of details make this a literary memoir of greater interest than many reports of mental illness. Plus it's by Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses. Plus it's fun to revisit all those Rhode Island and Bo...
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