America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside

America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside "The Greatest Country in the World"

by Corey Taylor

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America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside "The Greatest Country in the World" by Corey Taylor

A skewering of the American underbelly by the New York Times bestselling author of Seven Deadly Sins, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven, and You're Making Me Hate You

The always-outspoken hard rock vocalist Corey Taylor begins America 51 with a reflection on what his itinerant youth and frequent worldwide travels with his multiplatinum bands Slipknot and Stone Sour have taught him about what it means to be an American in an increasingly unstable world. He examines the way America sees itself, specifically with regard to the propaganda surrounding America's origins (like a heavy-metal Howard Zinn), while also celebrating the quirks and behavior that make a true-blue American. Taylor likewise takes a look at how the world views us, and his findings should come as a surprise to no one. But behind Taylor's ranting and raving is a thoughtful and intelligent consideration, and even a sadness, of what America is compared to what it could and should be.

Expertly balancing humor, outrage, and disbelief, Taylor examines the rotting core of America, evaluating everything from politics and race relations to modern family dynamics, millennials, and "man buns." No element of what constitutes America is safe from his adept and scathing eye. Continuing the wave of moral outrage begun in You're Making Me Hate You, Taylor flawlessly skewers contemporary America in his own signature style.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306825453
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 08/08/2017
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 241,148
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Corey Taylor is the New York Times bestselling author of Seven Deadly Sins, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven, and You're Making Me Hate You. Lead singer of rock bands Slipknot and Stone Sour, Taylor has earned 11 Platinum records, 43 Gold records, and a Grammy. A native of Iowa, he spends his time between there, Las Vegas, and his suitcase.

Table of Contents

1 On the Road, Revisited 1

2 How Ronald Reagan Saved Christmas 23

3 Red, White, and Bluetooth 45

4 The Killing Name 67

5 Hillary, Emails, and the Fall of the House of Kennedy 89

6 The Greatest Country on Turf 111

7 You Don't Speak English 133

8 Rule Americana 155

9 CMFT + GOP = WTF 177

10 Mother, Jugs, Speed, Sacco, and Vanzetti 195

11 Join or Die 217

Acknowledgments 239

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