Writing at the intersection of motherhood, feminism and my Latinidad

16 December 2015

GIVEAWAY: "Girl in a Band" by Kim Gordon

It's the giving season! And do I have a doozy for you, my dear readers.

Kim Gordon's memoir came out earlier this year and as you can see from the photo became a NY Times bestseller. It is now out in paperback and I received a copy for review. I'm about half way through the book and I LOVE IT.

Since I am only half way through, this is only a mini-review, but I wanted to get this giveaway out during the holiday season. Plus I know you have been busy giving to others, so why not win something for yourself?


Gordon starts us off at Sonic Youth's last concert and the end of her marriage. To say she is hurt is an understatement. Given that I have not read other things she has written, her sarcastic and pointed writing appears to be influenced by this hurt and betrayal. Gordon's writing is delicious. She gives no fucks and states her opinion on things bluntly. There are a few people she keeps nameless to protect them, so maybe there are a few fucks left to give. But there were fucks given to the gentrification of NYC. Gordon's origin story is typical middle class kid gone off the NYC to be an artist. But of course she really does it and does it so well that she blazes a path for a generation of women to join her on stage. I'm looking forward to finishing this book. And for the record, it's the fastest I have read a non-graphic novel in almost two years. Another win for Gordon!

Please purchase your own copy of Girl in a Band from Powells or Indiebound and support this site. 

Disclaimer: I received a review copy from a publicist.  


I have one copy of the book to giveaway! US addresses only.

How to enter:
  1. Comment with your email address. 
  2. Share this giveaway on social media. Tag me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook or leave the link in the comments for an extra entry. 
  3. Bonus entry if you share a photo of you back in your riot grrrl days.You define your riot grrrl days.
DEADLINE: Thursday, December 24th at 11 pm Central Time. We need to be sleeping so Santa comes, right?


Nice brief review. You got me interested in reading it!

(e): modernmelissa@gmail.com

yay! meghan.elizabeth.drury at gmail.com

awesome! blhernan13@gmail.com

MG wins!

We had 5 total entries, including one on FB and one on Twitter. random.org selected #1. Thank you all!!

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