Courtney Love Reveals Secrets In Memoir

Courtney LoveIt has an Amazon product page and description. There are already false rumors being spread of a December 2013 release date. Courtney Love’s aforementioned and buzzworthy memoir My Story is already making a name for itself, and she’s “just covering the bases.”

The synopsis on Amazon claims the book will explore many tell-all subjects: the former Hole singer’s battles with drug addiction; her “tragic romance” with Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain; her relationships with Billy Corgan, Trent Reznor, and Ed Norton; her “rocky relationship with her hippy parents” and her early days making ends meet as a stripper. It’s described as “a riveting story, too crazy not to be true.”

Back in July, Love claimed (via Billboard) that her memoir wouldn’t be “kissy-telly,” saying, “There’s some salacious things about myself, but there’s certainly no kissy-telly. I don’t do kiss-tell. It’s not that. In fact, you’d think I was the Virgin Mary from this book so far — but that doesn’t mean there’s not juicy parts in it. It’s just juicy parts about ME, not other people.” But it’s not yet clear if the book will address the 49-year-old’s much-publicized defamation lawsuits, her IRS troubles, or her next solo album, which is possibly called Died Blonde.

My Story promises to be “an unforgettable portrait of an outspoken, creatively dangerous, undeniably entertaining artist and woman.” It all reportedly begins “in the San Francisco counter-culture, maturing within the world of punk and grunge in the 1980s and 1990s.” From there the Story will detail her childhood, as well as “set the record straight” regarding the thousands of rumors and bits of lore that surround her. The memoir spans Love’s early life and musical career, and dives deep into her romantic history.

Love spoke about the memoir to Rolling Stone back in June, noting the influence of Patti Smith and Russell Brand on the project. “I’m writing some of it myself and then I’m co-writing it with Anthony Bozza,” she said. “Yesterday I did four hours on it, the day before that I did five hours on it. Just covering the bases, but I finally have a map of places that need coverage and I can hop around from starting in 1994 and get to 2008 in two sentences. It’s hard for me to be really linear. I’m reading Just Kids again because I know [Patti Smith] wrote that by herself, and My Booky Wook by Russell Brand, which I think is a great book in terms of just his voice. And then I found an old Tallulah Bankhead book where she is very fabulous. So it’s a combination of those three books. [Keith Richards’] Life was just so bloody long, I didn’t even finish it.”

To read the full description of Courtney Love: My Story, and to see the planned cover art, visit the Amazon product page.

By Lucy Deller

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