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Carrie Brownstein Pauses During Book Tour to Perform a Wedding

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We’re very familiar with book tours here at BookTrib; many of our writers are published authors and we work with authors every day. But this was a first for us—Carrie Brownstein paused during a speaking event for her new memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl (Riverhead Books; October 27, 2015) to marry sweethearts Kendall Oshiro and Genevieve Hernandez. Guest moderator Amy Poehler reportedly yelled out, “You gotta do it!” to applause and cheers when the couple made the request during the Q&A session. There may have been a teeny, tiny bit of planning involved on the fiancées’ part—they just happened to know that Brownstein was an ordained minister (something she did to marry a couple of friends), they had…

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Carrie Brownstein Tells One Grand Books Her Top 10 Book List

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Portlandia star and Sleater-Kinney guitarist/vocalist Carrie Brownstein shared her Top 10 book list with One Grand Books and there’s a number of classics that she included along with a couple we just had to add to our To Be Read list! Check it out. The Devil Finds Work by James Baldwin (Vintage International, 2011) Collected Poems by Philip Larkin (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004) Birds of America by Lorrie Moore (Vintage, 2010) The Waves by Virginia Woolf (Benediction Classics, 2010) The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester (HarperCollins, 1998) Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion (Modern Library, 2000) We the Animals by Justin Torres (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011) Ballad of the Sad Café by Carson McCullers (Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1951) Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote (Vintage Books, 1994) The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson (Graywolf Press,…

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