Maureen Herman is a writer and a musician and was bassist for Babes in Toyland from 1992 to 1996 and again from 2014 to 2015. She is currently writing her first book for MacMillan's Flatiron Books, "It's a Memoir, Motherfucker," due out in 2017. Herman was raised in Libertyville, Illinois, where she worked on the high school paper with classmates Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Adam Jones of Tool, and Jim Naureckas, of FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting). She writes freelance for Boing Boing and Wink Books, and has been known to frequent social media. She has an awesome daughter and lives in Los Angeles. "May the bridges I burn light the way."