Journals

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Riverhead Books, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 294 pages
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The lyrics notebook and personal journals of Kurt Cobain, iconic singer of the band Nirvana.

Kurt Cobain filled dozens of notebooks with lyrics, drawings, and writings about his plans for Nirvana and his thoughts about fame, the state of music, and the people who bought and sold him and his music. His journals reveal an artist who loved music, who knew the history of rock, and who was determined to define his place in that history. Here is a mesmerizing, incomparable portrait of the most influential musician of his time.

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Wow. Huge insight into Kurt Cobain's mind. - Goodreads
It was decent but hard to read. - Goodreads
Great insight to the mind of the Father of Grunge. - Goodreads
He didn't sound sad or confused in his writing. - Goodreads
An amazing insight into Cobain's thoughts and life!! - Goodreads
I wasn't a fan of the ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Linda Smolenski - Goodreads

I didn't feel like I gained deeper insight into Kurt Cobain and I must say I am somewhat relieved that the journals weren't that personal actually... I felt pretty awful where near the end of the book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brandy - Goodreads

as a fan of Nirvana and the tortured genius of Kurt Cobain I enjoyed reading this book. Seeing the lyrics of his songs in his own hand with his own corrections and doodles was enlightening. I ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Kurt Cobain was the leader of the groundbreaking Seattle rock band Nirvana.  He died in 1994.

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