Kristin Hersh & Ian MacKaye

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Wednesday, June 23, 7:30 PM ET
Kristin Hersh presents Seeing Sideways
In conversation with Ian MacKaye

Kristin Hersh, musician and author of Don’t Suck, Don’t Die and Rat Girl, returns to Greenlight (virtually) to share her new memoir, Seeing Sideways. This story begins in 1990, when Hersh is the leader of the indie rock group Throwing Muses, touring steadily, and the mother of a young son. The chapters that follow reveal a woman and mother whose life and career grow and change with each of her sons: the story of a custody battle for Doony is told alongside that of Hersh’s struggles with her record company and the resulting PTSD; the tale of breaking free from her record label stands in counterpoint to her recounting of her pregnancy with Ryder; a period of writer’s block coincides with the development of Wyatt as an artist and the family’s loss of their home; and finally, soon after Bodhi’s arrival, Hersh and her boys face crises from which only strange angels can save them. Punctuated with her own song lyrics, Seeing Sideways is a memoir about a life strange enough to be fiction, but so raw and moving that it can only be real. Hersch is joined in conversation by Ian MacKaye, co-founder of Dischord Records and frontman for the bands Minor Threat and Fugazi.

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Seeing Sideways: A Memoir of Music and Motherhood (American Music Series) By Kristin Hersh Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781477312346
Published: University of Texas Press - May 4th, 2021

Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt (American Music Series) By Kristin Hersh, Amanda Petrusich (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Kristin Hersh, Amanda Petrusich (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781477311363
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Published: University of Texas Press - September 6th, 2016

Rat Girl: A Memoir By Kristin Hersh Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143117391
Published: Penguin Books - August 31st, 2010

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