Girl in a Band:
by Kim Gordon
$27.99 List Price
No matter how many years I’ve spent on the proverbial couch—about fifteen, at last count—I still find myself wanting to say to my therapist “I wish I were dead inside.” The formulation is at least half joking—note, for one, that hilarious cliffhanger between the last two words—but the feeling is nonetheless both lingering and sincere. A clearer way of expressing it would be: I wish I didn’t feel pain/I wish I didn’t show pain; I wish I didn’t care/I wish I didn’t show I cared. I wish, in other words, that I were more like Kim Gordon.
The iconic bass player in the experimental rock group Sonic Youth, Gordon has been the object of many a projective fantasy. Yet, as she writes in her appealingly melancholy, nicely open-ended memoir, Girl in a Band, she has perhaps most often been seen as “detached, impassive, or
… full text available to registered users