Support Local Journalism. Donate to Riverfront Times.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Indie Rock Goddess Liz Phair Is Headed to the St. Louis County Library

Posted By on Mon, Oct 7, 2019 at 11:06 AM

click to enlarge The cover of Phair's new memoir.
  • The cover of Phair's new memoir.

As a singer, songwriter and the woman responsible for the soundtrack of every heartbreak you had in the '90s, Liz Phair holds a special place in Gen X and elder Millennial hearts. Phair is regarded as an indie rock goddess, a truth-teller, a cool-yet-serious older sister-type and the voice that dared to spill female secrets.

Now Phair is back in the spotlight, but for a different reason entirely. Famous for records like Exile in Guyville and Whip-Smart, Phair has a new release out this week, but this time it’s a book.

She was never known for her singing ability. Or her guitar playing. Or her live performances. That’s not why fans loved her. But what Phair can do better than anything is tell a story, which is why her new memoir, Horror Stories: A Memoir, is a must-read.

The book is a collection of essays about her life, her regrets and her hopes. Horror Stories: A Memoir is a glimpse into the somewhat private history of the Chicago icon as she navigated personal and professional highs and lows including failed relationships, motherhood, an unlikely music career and awkward transitions into new chapters of her life.

Liz Phair has had a big, full life, and she’s finally ready to tell you all about it. You can catch her at the St. Louis County Library Headquarter’s main reading room (1640 S. Lindbergh Boulevard, 314-994-3300) this Wednesday, October 9 at 8 p.m.

Phair will be debuting Horror Stories: A Memoir for a St. Louis audience. Fans have two choices of ticket options: Admission for one plus the book for $30 or admission for two plus the book for only $35.

The event information notes that, “All books will be pre-signed. A meet-and-greet/photo opportunity will follow the presentation.” #LizPhairSelfie? The 15-year-old version of you would've died.

For more information, visit the event page at

click to enlarge Liz Phair never said nothin'... until now. - ELIZABETH WEINBERG
  • Elizabeth Weinberg
  • Liz Phair never said nothin'... until now.

Email the author at
  • Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get the latest on the news, things to do and places to eat delivered right to your inbox.
  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Tags: , , ,

We’re keeping you informed…
...and it’s what we love to do. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, Riverfront Times has been keeping St. Louis informed for years.

It’s never been more important to support local news sources. A free press means accountability and a well-informed public, and we want to keep our unique and independent reporting available for many, many years to come.

If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to Riverfront Times. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture. Thank you.

Read the Digital Print Issue

April 1, 2020


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation