Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain

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Hyperion, Aug 21, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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It has been twenty years since Kurt Cobain died by his own hand in April 1994; it was an act of will that typified his short, angry, inspired life. Veteran music journalist Charles R. Cross fuses his intimate knowledge of the Seattle music scene with his deep compassion for his subject in this extraordinary story of artistic brilliance and the pain that extinguished it. Based on more than four hundred interviews; four years of research; exclusive access to Cobain's unpublished diaries, lyrics, and family photos; and a wealth of documentation, Heavier Than Heaven traces Cobain's life from his early days in a double-wide trailer outside of Aberdeen, Washington, to his rise to fame, success, and the adulation of a generation. Charles Cross has written a preface for this new edition, in which he recounts some of the events regarding Kurt Cobain and this book in the past two decades since his death.
 

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Review: Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain

User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book until I got to the last chapter. Like a couple of other reviews state, the author makes it feel like Kurt is a character in a fictional story. I am absolutely fascinated by his ... Read full review

Review: Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain

User Review  - Carla Krueger - Goodreads

I'd only just left my teenage years when I read this – it was sort of goodbye to my grunge days at the time and I felt kind of pleased I was 'growing up and moving on'. Within a year I was working at ... Read full review

Contents

I Hate Mom I Hate Dad
16
Meatball of the Month
29
The Will of Instinct
57
Didn t Love Him Enough
76
In High School Again
91
Too Many Humans
107
Illegal to Rock N Roll
127
Candy Puppies Love
144
Brush Your Teeth
214
Little Monster Inside
230
Rosewater Diaper Smell
246
That Legendary Divorce
262
HeartShaped Coffin
277
A Reason to Smile
292
Cobain s Disease
308
Like Hamlet
324

Love You So Much
157
The Richard Nixon Library
172
Bum American Flags
185
Every Time I Swallowed
199
Angels Hair
340
A Leonard Cohen Afterworld
356
Acknowledgments
381
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Charles R. Cross, author of the New York Times bestseller Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain, was editor of The Rocket, the Northwest's highly regarded music and entertainment magazine and the first publication ever to do a cover story on Nirvana. He is the author of three other books: Led Zeppelin: Heaven and Hell; Backstreets: Springsteen, the Man and His Music; and Nevermind: The Classic Album. His writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, Esquire, and Spy, among many other publications. He lives in Seattle.

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