BookNook: “Rat Girl”, A Darn Good Read

Rat Girl by Kristin Hersh, Penguin

If you were or are a Throwing Muses fan, (like me), Kristin is it’s prolific founder. Her name jumped out at me from the bookstore shelf; didn’t even know she had written a book!  
Foto: Dina Douglass, via
I am a little more than halfway thru Rat Girl and loving every invented word in it! Very well written, almost in prose, it details Kristin’s 18th year, based on her old diary. From squatting in abandoned buildings to mental health issues; the colors of her song writing fever, to the alienation familiar to all who live on the fringe; this book has laughs, sarcasm, emotion and wit. Intelligent and insightful, quirky observations of a true artist about life in all it’s darks and light. Funny, vivid and interesting takes on performing in the small club scene, without the unnecessary rock star name dropping. Pick it up, you won’t be able to put it down. 
The book cover by, Gilbert Hernandez, ain’t too shabby either!

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