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Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

I know, but I don't know.

This book is compilation of a man's life from interviews and speculation. But. it is the only way to compile 27 years of the unknown into 365 pages. At the end of every beings life, the only person that truly knows what happened is the being that is living that life.
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This book is compilation of a man's life from interviews and speculation. But. it is the only way to compile 27 years of the unknown into 365 pages. At the end of every beings life, the only person that truly knows what happened is the being that is living that life.

I'm reminded of a line from the movie Donnie Darko, "Every living creature on earth dies alone."

Kurt was unhappy. There are not too many people that I know that can truly say that they are 100% happy with their lives. Everyone chooses to deal with their level of unhappiness in different forms. People chose their own therapy by; ignoring it, changing it, embracing it, or medicating it. Kurt chose to medicate.

It seemed like he started on the right path, choosing to use his art to medicate his unhappy existence, but that turned him to much more sinister way to cover his pain.

I cannot speak for Kurt, because I am not Kurt. People that have suffered from depression and mental pain know the state that he was in, and they can feel sympathy for him. But every person that has suffered knows only their own hell and will never truly know what Kurt went through. As much as it is a contradiction; you have been there with him, but you will never be there with him.

I know, it doesn't make sense.

The book was well written and the author did a great job of piecing a shattered life together.

posted by CVHunt on July 13, 2011

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6 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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This book smelt like teen spirit, and Kurt is probably drinking pennyroyal tea while not burning in a lake of fire. He came as he was (though he did have a gun), he surley wasnt dumb, and hes locked in pollys heart shaped box. Nevermind those drugs, cause Kurts buying b...
This book smelt like teen spirit, and Kurt is probably drinking pennyroyal tea while not burning in a lake of fire. He came as he was (though he did have a gun), he surley wasnt dumb, and hes locked in pollys heart shaped box. Nevermind those drugs, cause Kurts buying bleach. Kurt isnt a negative creep, hes just a bit troubled. Oh and by the way, he went to school, and he is a legend. Hes also got lithium and silver. NO ONE CAN BEAT THE GOD OF GRUNGE.

posted by 17045935 on September 8, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    Ok when you can't find something good

    Kurt Cobains life as we know was a lot of drugs ect. The story of his life really wasn't all that great. Seems as if drugs h been key factor... i really was not impressed.
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    Posted January 11, 2013

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