Snark #Review: Courtney Comes Clean

9781402797910_p0_v1_s260x420Courtney Comes Clean :The High Life and Dark Depths of Music’s Most Controversial Icon by Maer Roshan

Published: January 15th 2012
Publisher
: Sterling Publishing
E-Book: 94 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction, Biography, Music
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Any easy yet still quite thought-provoking read!
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Plot in 2 sentences or less: Maer Roshan spent 8 months interviewing Courtney Love (lead singer of Hole, Widow to Kurt Cobain and Famous Drug addict) at a moment when she was (supposedly?) drug free. This is not so much a biography as a glimpse into Love’s, intelligent, paranoid, and troubled mind.
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What’s right with it: I love a good rock star biography and Courtney Love is certainly one of the most outrageous Stars I can think of. Although Love lives her life very publicly this book lifts the veil of her public persona to the person behind it. She is clearly very troubled and I am not just referring to her addictions. She is portrayed as an obviously intelligent women, but she has clearly got deep-seated psychological issue. Some of her thought processes would baffle most rational people. This whole portrayal can’t help but make you think of the warped view-point of some addicts and the way they can rationalize their addictions.

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 What’s wrong with it: It is said that at some point the author and Love had a falling out and this does make me question the authors bias a little, but to be honest this only added another layer to the book and made it all the more interesting.
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Favourite moment/quote: “I’ve never been good with numbers, but when I was on crack I could do math really, really well. I became a fucking whiz at calculus”
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Who I recommend it to: Fans and Haters of Courtney Love
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If you like this you might like: Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway by Cherie Currie
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3.5 Stars
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  • Courtney Love is definitely an interesting person. I was a big fan of Hole when I was younger. I don’t remember this book at all but you’ve piqued my interest. Also makes me want to listen to Hole now. 🙂

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