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Rat Girl a Memoir

Rat Girl a Memoir

Author: Hersh Kristin
$31.95(AUD)  inc GST

see also "Paradoxical Undressing' which is the UK edition of this book.


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.

"Funny, freaky, fidgety, Hersh's memoir is the book a fan didn't dare hope for: a beacon in a dark field, illuminating the mysterious and the mundane. Beautifully, honestly, written and as close as you will ever get to being in a Throwing Muses song." - Wesley Stace, author of "Misfortune" and "By George"
Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780143117391
  • : PEN
  • : PEN
  • : June 2010
  • : 213mm X 141mm X 18mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hersh Kristin
  • : P
  • : 319