"In his typical stream-of-consciousness style...the Slipknot frontman airs his gripes with all the political bullshittery that has gone down on his home turf recently...This is a takedown of modern-day politics and (of course) the Trump administration from a man who admits he feels no kinship to either big party, but has a wealth of knowledge on American politics and a comical yet vicious tongue to match...Corey shares his liberal views on everything from Black Lives Matter to Reaganomics, with cursing and caps lock firmly in place, forever reminding the reader that he's an asshole (his words!). And while not everyone will agree with the points made on these pages, this asshole knows his shit."
"[Taylor] land[s] some highly-effective jabs...It's a work that's part-memoir, part-American history, part-social commentary, and much more besides. America 51's primary purpose is to get people thinking and, equally importantly, talking...This is a book with admirable intentions."
"[Taylor] draws a brutally honest portrait of his country."
"With humorous stories, historical fact, and thought-provoking opinion [Taylor] impresses upon the reader the ideology behind the stunning election of Trump. The book is not a burdeonsome bitchfest from a guy who isn't happy with the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election though. On the contrary, Taylor gives clear examples on how America is changing, politically, socially, morally, and responsibly. Racism, welfare, health care, jobs, religion, economy, Reagan, Obama, Hillary, Trump, Muslim ban, and many other issues important to America, or that should be important to America and Americans, are discussed....Taylor puts the spotlight on things that as citizens who love this country need to look at and find out how to fix, or change, or make better."
About the Author
Corey Taylor is the lead singer of the hard rock bands Slipknot and Stone Sour. A native of Des Moines, Iowa, he divides his time between that city and Los Angeles.