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Kim Gordon Resisted the Urge to Put Wikipedia Entries in Her Upcoming Memoir

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At yesterday’s prep-school-inspired luncheon for Chloë Sevigny’s Opening Ceremony collection, the Cut ran into former Sonic Youth front woman, current Body/Head member, reverse-aging icon, and soon-to-be-memoirist Kim Gordon. What should we expect from her book — another Just Kids? “More like Joan Didion,” she told us. “It’s kind of a portrait of L.A. in the ‘60s and ‘70s, and then being in New York in the ‘80s and ‘90s, and then beyond.” Gordon’s already published a book of critical essays, but how did it feel to focus on her own life this time? “It’s kind of boring talking about yourself, so I tried to find ways not to talk about myself,” she said. “And then sometimes I wish I could just Wikipedia all the way through the book, so I don’t have to explain what the Raincoats sound like.”

Will it be the world’s first Wikipedia-annotated memoir? “I was like, ‘Has anyone written a book where they just reference Wikipedia?’ but I didn’t do that,” she said. “I thought that could be funny.”

See the full Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony collection here.

Kim Gordon Resisted Urge to ‘Wikipedia’ Her Book