Courtney Love to spill secrets in memoir next year
Book expected for release in early 2014
It's a big season for controversial musical memoirs. First, Morrissey released his long-awaited "Autobiography." Now Courtney Love will release her own book in early 2014 through William Morrow at Harper Collins, a source at the publishing house confirms to Rolling Stone.
As Consequence of Sound notes, the book's product page recently showed up on Amazon with a release date of mid-December 2013, which the publishers have said is inaccurate. The product description on Amazon says the book explores many juicy subjects: the former Hole singer's battles with drug addiction; her "tragic romance" with Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain; her relationships with Billy Corgan, Trent Reznor and Ed Norton; her "rocky relationship with her hippy parents" and her early days making ends meet as a stripper. It's described as "a riveting story, too crazy not to be true."
That story reportedly begins "in the San Francisco counter-culture, maturing within the world of punk and grunge in the 1980s and 1990s." Though the book is certainly being hyped for its tales of excess and romance, the product description also promises to probe beyond tabloid-bait tidbits, "offering unique insights into the modern rock culture (Love) helped shape, creating an unforgettable portrait of an outspoken, creatively dangerous, undeniably entertaining artist and woman."
Love spoke about the memoir to Rolling Stone back in June, noting the influence of Patti Smith and Russell Brand on the project.
"I'm writing some of it myself and then I'm co-writing it with Anthony Bozza," she said.
"Yesterday I did four hours on it, the day before that I did five hours on it. Just covering the bases, but I finally have a map of places that need coverage and I can hop around from starting in 1994 and get to 2008 in two sentences. It's hard for me to be really linear. I'm reading Just Kids again because I know [Patti Smith] wrote that by herself, and "My Booky Wook" by Russell Brand, which I think is a great book in terms of just his voice. And then I found an old Tallulah Bankhead book where she is very fabulous. So it's a combination of those three books. [Keith Richards'] "Life" was just so bloody long, I didn't even finish it."
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She's taking an total **** kicking here on MSNnow for sure & I'm sure she'll take more of the same when the book comes out. Reviews of her are always mixed....be it her music, movies, videos or her personal life, but personal crap aside, you just can't deny her music. 'castillo92505''s comment below said it just perfect. Her lyrics are memorable & even the topics of her music, most of which reflect her life or life addictions of the time, although they may not have been nor may not ever be someone's cup of tea, if you are a true music person & know your stuff, then you can't deny this woman or her talent. People really seem to love to hate her, Nirvana & Cobain. I don't get that....not all that music was my bag at the time...I was not too much into the whole grunge scene, but you could not deny what was happening at the time...all the bands & all the classic songs/lyrics that will speak people for generations to come cause they are timeless.....cause the issues they address are timeless! She did exactly that. Addressed women's issues & the generation of that times issues to a tee. You just can't deny it. It's easier to bash on stuff your tastes is not aligned with, but like I said, if your a REAL music person & you know your history....she's got her place in it...rightfully earned. I think it's also a testament that she's still with us. I thought for sure after Kurt....that's she'd meat that same fate. Maybe not via that same method, but for sure, an OD. Yet here she is. I doubt the cash is running low...a lot of people say that's why she's doing the book. Speaking from a financial point of view, when it comes to royalties, I doubt she's hard up for ca**** just time. No one rights a book in their "now" moment of celebrity do they? No...what's the point...all ur crap is happening now so we get all we need. It's the later...the way down the road...I wanna hear the back stories...the inside scoops...I want their personal perspective and take on things from their past. No matter what the scoops, sports, movie, tv, writers or music entertainer, these things always make for a good read. Bash if you must...it's what gets most of you through the day anyway lol
Thanks for the time
Burnt through all her millions on drugs already . . . . ?
This article was as much as I will read about her so called book
HER OWN FATHER SAYS SHE IS CRZY.
AND SHE IS DEFINTELY BEHIND WHAT HAPPENED TO KURT
I WOULDN'T PAY A NICKEL TO READ THE GARBGE THAT SHE SPEWS
I'm thinking you has quite a few secrets.
Sounds like this will be well worth reading....
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