Start reading Ballad of Big Nothing on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Ballad of Big Nothing: The Unofficial Biography of Elliott Smith [Kindle Edition]

Lora Greene , LifeCaps
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Print List Price: $8.99
Kindle Price: $2.99
You Save: $6.00 (67%)

If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $0.99 (Save 67%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition $2.99  
Paperback $8.99  
Unforgettable by Scott Simon
Unforgettable by Scott Simon
Check out the newest book by Scott Simon. Learn more | See related books

Book Description

By his untimely death at 34, Elliot Smith had contributed more to the indie music scene then almost any artist. Despite all he contributed, there is little known about him. This book examines his life, his music, his death, and his legacy.

LifeCaps is an imprint of BookCaps™ Study Guides. With each book, a lesser known or sometimes forgotten life is recapped. We publish a wide array of topics (from baseball and music to literature and philosophy), so check our growing catalogue regularly to see our newest books.

Product Details

  • File Size: 147 KB
  • Print Length: 68 pages
  • Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides (August 6, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008U2O8GM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #439,020 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

Customer Reviews

2.8 out of 5 stars
2.8 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick read for dedicated fans September 25, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have been a fan of Elliott for a very long time, and this unofficial biography served to feed my interest for him even further. This is a sobering tale of a very talented musician that went through more than his share of tribulation but lacked the fortitude or support to come out on the other side.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money. April 27, 2013
By lfoley
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is merely a very brief overview of Elliott Smith; probably nothing you can't find online already. Don't waste your money.
Was this review helpful to you?
1.0 out of 5 stars irony March 3, 2014
By Robert
It's odd that someone with such depth could get people to write such amazingly shallow books about him. I guess everyone likes money so this is about as vanilla as it gets. Totally inappropriate for the subject matter.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3.0 out of 5 stars Small pamphlet sized book February 24, 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This was advertised as "people who ordered the new biography" also bought this book so I got it along with the new full sized biography. I could have passed on this one.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks December 31, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Informative sad and uplifting. Elliott will remain untouchable throughout years to come he cannot be compared to bands like alkaline trio though that's ridiculous.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category