Courtney Comes Clean: The High Life and Dark Depths of Music's Most Controversial Icon

Courtney Comes Clean: The High Life and Dark Depths of Music's Most Controversial Icon

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by Maer Roshan
     
 
In her endless quest for fame and fortune, Courtney Love has lived through addictions to substances, behaviors, and celebrity itself. For almost a year, the rock icon talked to (and tweeted at) The Fix editor-in-chief Maer Roshan about Kurt Cobain; her daughter, Frances Bean; her allegations of fraud; and her will to survive. As addiction redefines itself in the 21st

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In her endless quest for fame and fortune, Courtney Love has lived through addictions to substances, behaviors, and celebrity itself. For almost a year, the rock icon talked to (and tweeted at) The Fix editor-in-chief Maer Roshan about Kurt Cobain; her daughter, Frances Bean; her allegations of fraud; and her will to survive. As addiction redefines itself in the 21st century, Love seems like its prototypical saint-and sinner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402797910
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
01/31/2012
Series:
A Quick-Fix Book
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
60
Sales rank:
203,841
File size:
4 MB

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Courtney Comes Clean: The High Life and Dark Depths of Music's Most Controversial Icon 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
consuelaB1 More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up last night and couldn't put it down. It's a really fascinating and nuanced portrait of an obviously troubled but brilliant woman. She's really smart and articulate and has lead a fascinating life. During the course of reporting the book, Roshan got hold of all sorts of material that is making national news. But he seems to maintain a really empathetic view of Love. They seemed to have developed a real bond. I think this book is first-rate and I highly recommend it.
celebfanatic More than 1 year ago
This is a rare find: a book that has complete access to the subject but isn't sugar coated to please that subject. Impossible to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this expanded interview conducted by the editor of The Fix, Courtney Love unwittingly reveals the truth about "the fraud:" she has purchased expensive shoes in multiple colors, as well as thousands of dollars in Etsy materials. There is some evidence her staff embezzled from her while she was on crack, but Courtney did most of the damage. (I feel for Courtney--she was my idol when I was a teenager--but I wish she'd get help for her hoarding and focus her energy on her creative endeavors.) In Courtney's defense, Maer is clearly angry with her. As a journalist, he should remain objective; however, I suspect this eBook is his revenge against Courtney, for her venomous tweets. (Two wrongs don't make a right, and all that.) Please bear that in mind when you read "Courtney Comes Clean."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The revelations and insight in here are extraordinary - I read it in one go straight! A must-read for anyone who wants to know about Courtney Love, or the wider issues surrounding addiction and celebrity in the new media age.
Bookclubber44 More than 1 year ago
What a fresh and fun format: half great magazine interview, half well-researched profile about a very interesting woman with insights into the illness of addiction. Loved the writing, the humor, the pathos, the news, the tone, made me even love Courtney Love and to root for her recovery and the healing of her family!
JessicaL2 More than 1 year ago
Smart, Funny, sometimes troubling stuff but really interesting and informative. The book's interview parts are fascinating and so is the research.
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Boredly played with his astragali.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Devoured in one sitting, hard for me to normally do, but the story is just so compelling and Love is such a character, wow.  Writer does a good job verifying some pretty fantastical claims.  Worth 3 bucks for sure, I waste 5-6 on magazines not nearly as entertaining and smart. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one messed up girl who needs to get over herself and grow up. I grew tired of the poor me, the world owes me something because I am Courtney love. Ive always liked her, and could never understand why people didnt. Now I know why. When at one time you have everything and are on top of the world, if you snort it all up to a waste, no one can feel sorry for you. Overall, the book is a great read but do not read it if you want to still love her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book. Courtney games some info about other celebs that i didnt know did drugs. As crazy as she is she seems very loyal to her friends. The ones that didnt stab her in the back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting glimpse into Courtney's world... was hard to put down, so it is a good thing it's a quick read ;) Can recommend to anyone intrigued by her.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Roshan's intelligent and sympathetic portrayal of Love is an entertaining and quick read. You just can't make this stuff up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Roshan's access and Courtney's candor makes for a great read.
Holelottalove More than 1 year ago
What a fantastic game of cat and mouse, mouse and cat. These two are a piece of work. Twitter stalk much? And wow. Money really does change everything. She needs to just cut her losses. Hilarious lines all over this book. Very touching and sad about daughter Frances. Living with addiction is hard, with a mom addict rock star chasing fame and fraud it must be hell. Bet she had fun at plenty of times though. Addicts can be such fun and so, so, so awful. oh boy are they awful.
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I was intrigued by the interview but I am not so sure I believe everything the author is saying. The last picture on chapter 11 is Courtney, Kurt, and Francis. It reads that Francis is 3 weeks old in the picture. Well it absolutely can NOT be true. Babies can not hold their head up on their own until 6 months. Courtney is holding Francis on her hip which is impossible for a 3 week old. Maybe it's a misprint but it makes me question what else is a lie or exageration. I think Courtney has had a tough life. She definitely has talent but the scars of her childhood has haunted her her whole life. The fact that she is alive is amazing!
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I'm surprised that Love has made it this far in life. Drug addict, drunk, psycho, terrible mother, widow to a junky. It's pretty amazing. And how did Meyer Roshan get this access? Why would she talk to him about all this stuff?