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KRISTIN HERSH is a songwriter, guitarist, writer and founder of the rock band Throwing Muses. During the 80s, as the band was just starting to take off, Kristin discovered she was bipolar, had a breakdown AND she became pregnant . All of this while she continued to write amazing music AND the band was trying to lay down tracks for their first album. Tumultuous doesn’t begin to describe those times for Kristin. All along she kept a diary and now has written a truly fascinating memoir of those tumultuous days. A really unique insight into the creative life of a unique artist, Kristin’s book is titled RAT GIRL: A MEMOIR. Kristin has also founded the Coalition of Artists and Stake Holders (CASH) a new musical project that presents artists with a new way to market their music without record companies. To access CASH’s website and download some of Throwing Muses’ songs for Rat Girl, go to: http://cashmusic.org .