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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.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Must read. Great non bias insight into the life of a legend.Published 9 days ago by Caitlin Evanson
An in-depth look into the brilliant mind of Kurt Cobain. Such a tragic end for such an amazingly talented individual. A great read!Published 15 days ago by Shelly Anne
Amazingly good! Well written and I loved that the author used Kurt's journal entries to help guide the book.Published 1 month ago by Alessandra Lee
This is a comprehensive and definitive biography of Kurt Cobain, the sensitive, conflicted and brilliant leader of the band Nirvana, chronicling his 27 year life in intimate detail... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Louis Foster
Great book!! I would suggest anyone a fan Kurt should read! It is beyond awesome, and cross tells the story better then anyone.Published 2 months ago by Derek Lapanne
Great book, very well written. I grew up not really a fan of Nirvana but Kurt Cobain and his death always fascinated me. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sal