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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
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  - Donatas Gostautas - Goodreads

Rather hard to read the handwriting, yet really amazing to get inside Kurt's head for a moment. Read full review

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User Review  - Mo van Barr - Goodreads

Raw, beautiful and extremely personal. You can really feel Cobain's spirit on the pages. For a true fan this is probably pretty huge - for an average listener like me (I can sing along Smells Like ... 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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