Everything I'm Cracked Up to Be: A Rock & Roll Fairy Tale

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Harcourt, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 354 pages
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"With plenty to say and ample musical gifts with which to say it, Boston newcomer Jennifer Trynin is poised to join the upper ranks of GenX alternative rock queendom . . . One of the year's best debuts. A revelation."--"Billboard "
It was 1994--post-Liz Phair, mid-Courtney Love, just shy of Alanis Morissette. After seven years of slogging it out in the Boston music scene, Jen Trynin took a hard look at herself and gave "making it" one last shot.
It worked. Trynin sparked one of the most heated bidding wars of the year. Major labels vied for her, to the tune of multiple millions of dollars in deals. Lawyers, managers, and booking agents clamored for her attention. "Rolling Stone" photographed her, "Billboard" put her on the cover. Everyone knew she was the Next Big Thing. And then, just as suddenly, she wasn't.
In a series of dizzying, hilarious, heartbreaking snapshots, Trynin captures what it's like to be catapulted to the edge of stardom, only to plummet back down to earth. "Everything I'm Cracked Up to Be" is the story of a girl who got what she wished for--and lived happily ever after anyway.

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Review: Everything I'm Cracked Up to Be: A Rock & Roll Fairy Tale

User Review  - Jennifer Evans Kochalka - Goodreads

I always wondered what happened to Jen Trynin and was thrilled to read her memoir. I knew that she was a talented musician but what a wonderful surprise to discover that she is also an accomplished ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aaron Barker - Goodreads

One of my favorite musical artists, I was thrilled to see she'd wrote a book after releasing two stellar albums and then dropped off the map. This explains why that happened and everything that led up ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

JEN TRYNIN lives in Boston. This is her first book. She still rocks, when she feels like it. An Entertainment Weekly Editors ChoiceA Boston Globe BestsellerA People Great Read

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