BookPeople is proud to partner with the Austin American-Statesman for our monthly Statesman Selects program. Each month, we get together to select one book you absolutely must not miss. February’s Statesman Selects pick is the memoir Girl In A Band by Sonic Youth founding member Kim Gordon. Pick up a copy of the Statesman on Sunday, February 22 to read their review. Join us here at BookPeople on Friday, February 27 at 7pm when Gordon appears in conversation with ACL producer Terry Lickona here at BookPeople.
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 a major survey show at White Columns in New York. Gordon currently shows with 303 Gallery in New York City. She lives in Northampton, New York, and Los Angeles.
We’re looking forward to reading the Statesman‘s take on Girl In A Band this Sunday. Judging by the excitement we’ve seen online and in-store for this event, Gordon’s appearance here at BookPeople is going to be HUGE. An epic event for an epic rock and roller. We are, to put it mildly, absolutely stoked.
Many writers have already offered praise for Gordon’s memoir, which hits shelves February 24:
“Kim Gordon writes the way she plays. Fiercely, honestly, and with the creative abandon of a singular artist.” —AMY POEHLER, actor, producer, author of Yes Please
“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 (The Portlandia Cookbook), actor, musician
Of course, we’re also prepping to meet Kim by reacquainting ourselves with her work via our good ol’ friend, Youtube. If you can’t make it to the event, you can order a signed, personalized copy of Girl In a Band. We ship worldwide!