Rat Girl

Kristin Hersh

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

status Copy #1 (1518): in
genre Music » Musician Biography
publisher Penguin
publish date 2010
popularity checked out 1 time(s)


  • By Bill Svoboda -

    Even if this book were somehow NOT about Kristin Hersh and the Throwing Muses, it would still be good. This is skillfully written, enjoyable, surprisingly(?)fun and yes, it really goes into detail about the music/songs. If you’re a Throwing Muses fan this book is especially for you.

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