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Cross uncovers plenty of news, mostly grim and gripping. As a teen, Cobain said he had "suicide genes," and his clan was peculiarly defiant: one of his suicidal relatives stabbed his own belly in front of his family, then ripped apart the wound in the hospital. Cobain was contradictory: a sweet, popular teen athlete and sinister berserker, a kid who rescued injured pigeons and laughingly killed a cat, a talented yet astoundingly morbid visual artist. He grew up to be a millionaire who slept in cars (and stole one), a fiercely loyal man who ruthlessly screwed his oldest, best friends. In fact, his essence was contradictions barely contained. Cross, the coauthor of Nevermind: Nirvana, the definitive book about the making of the classic album, puts numerous Cobain-generated myths to rest. (Cobain never lived under a bridge--that Aberdeen bridge immortalized in the 12th song on Nevermind was a tidal slough, so nobody could sleep under it.) He gives the fullest account yet of what it was like to be, or love, Kurt Cobain. Heavier Than Heaven outshines the also indispensable Come As You Are. It's the deepest book about pop's darkest falling star. --Tim Appelo --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Although this was a very in-depth biography, I was bothered by the fact that Cobain's life was presented as unrelentingly tortured and hopeless. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Jack M. Walter
I need to have a good cry - finishing this book about ten minutes ago.
The writing is fairly straightforward: this is the story of a man who most of us knew as a musical... Read more
I have been a fan of biographies since my early teens and this is by far my favorite. I've always been a fan of Nirvana's music but did not really appreciate Kurt Cobain as a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nicole Barrett
Great book!!! I loved what he did and it was nice to find out more about the person.Published 2 months ago by Scott Seedorf