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The publisher's page for the memoir describes it as "deeply personal and revealing narrative of Brownstein's life in music, from ardent fan to pioneering female guitarist to comedic performer and luminary in the independent rock world."
Brownstein first gained fame as a guitarist and singer for Sleater-Kinney, an indie rock/punk band originally from Olympia, Wash. The band released seven albums from 1995 to 2005 before going on hiatus. The band recently reunited, and released a new album, "No Cities to Love," in January. L.A. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts writes that the record finds the band "hitting new chords and exploring structures with glee and with that same crucial energy propelling it."
The rocker is now just as known for her acting career. She's a recurring cast member of the Amazon show "Transparent," and the co-star of the sketch comedy series "Portlandia" with comedian Fred Armisen. One of her best-known characters on that show is Toni, the high-strung and hostile co-founder of the (fictional) Portland, Ore., feminist bookstore Women & Women First.