Hear Kim Gordon, Sonic Youth Rocker, Read From Her New Memoir, Girl in a Band

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I’ll admit it. I have a thing for lis­ten­ing to rock biogra­phies and auto­bi­ogra­phies on Audi­ble, par­tic­u­lar­ly mem­oirs nar­rat­ed by the author him or her­self. Look in my per­son­al Audi­ble library and you’ll find Pat­ti Smith read­ing Just Kids. Kei­th Richards read­ing sec­tions of his best­seller Life. And Pete Town­shend nar­rat­ing his 18-hour tome Who Am I. That’s just nam­ing a few.

Right now, I’m get­ting start­ed with Girl in a Band, the new mem­oir released by Kim Gor­don, the co-founder of the influ­en­tial indie rock band, Son­ic Youth. And it looks like you can do the same with me. Rough Trade has made avail­able online five audio clips, start­ing with Gor­don read­ing from Chap­ter 1. Togeth­er, they amount to almost an hour of free audio. Find them all below.

Mean­while, if you want to down­load the entire mem­oir for free, you can go here, and then click on the “Try Audi­ble Free” but­ton in the upper right cor­ner. Just real­ize that you’re sign­ing up for Audi­ble’s 30-Day Free Tri­al pro­gram, which lets you down­load two free audio­books and try out the ser­vice for 30 days. If you so choose, you can can­cel before a fee kicks in. Please make sure you read all of the fine print before you sign up.

Chap­ter 1:

Writ­ing About New York Is Hard

The Way The Band Com­posed Songs

First Time See­ing Nir­vana

Fash­ion in New York

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