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Rat Girl
by Kristin Hersh

Kristin Hersh, founder of the cult rock band Throwing Muses, shares her outrageous tale of growing up much faster than planned in Rat Girl.

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.

If you missed the live chat with Kristin Hersh, author of Rat Girl, you can read the full transcript here.

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Rat Girl
Kristin Hersh
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