Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain

By Charles R. Cross
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14.83 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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When Kurt Cobain died by his own hand in April 1994, it was an act of will that typified his short, angry, inspired life. Veteran music journalist Charles R. Cross fuses his intimate knowledge of the Seattle music scene with his deep compassion for his subject in this extraordinary story of artistic brilliance and the pain that extinguished it. Based on more than four hundred interviews, four years of research, and exclusive access to Cobain’s unpublished diaries, lyrics, and family photos, Heavier than Heaven traces Cobain’s life from his early days in a double-wide trailer outside of Aberdeen, Washington, to his rise to fame, success, and the adulation of a generation.

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Summary

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A New York Times Bestseller

When Kurt Cobain died by his own hand in April 1994, it was an act of will that typified his short, angry, inspired life. Veteran music journalist Charles R. Cross fuses his intimate knowledge of the Seattle music scene with his deep compassion for his subject in this extraordinary story of artistic brilliance and the pain that extinguished it.

Based on more than four hundred interviews, four years of research, and exclusive access to Cobain’s unpublished diaries, lyrics, and family photos, Heavier than Heaven traces Cobain’s life from his early days in a double-wide trailer outside of Aberdeen, Washington, to his rise to fame, success, and the adulation of a generation.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Heavier than Heaven sets a high, new standard.” Rolling Stone
“One of the most moving and revealing books ever written about a rock star.” Los Angeles Times
“The biography that the most important rocker of his generation has always deserved: exhaustively researched, full of insight into the ‘real’ Cobain as opposed to the manipulated media image, and written in a clear and compelling…voice.” Chicago Sun-Times
“A much needed and clearer picture of this unlikely, unwilling rock god.” Biography
“Heavier than Heaven will likely stand forever as the definitive Kurt Cobain biography.” Daily World
“[An] all-access pass to Cobain’s heart and mind…gives the fullest account yet of what it was like to be, or love, Kurt Cobain…It’s the deepest book about pop’s darkest falling star.” Amazon.com’s Best of 2001

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Author Bio: Charles R. Cross

Charles R. Cross, author of the bestseller Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain and three previous books, was editor of The Rocket, a Northwest music and entertainment magazine, from 1986–2000. He lives near Seattle, where he writes for numerous newspapers and magazines.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Drama/Performing Arts
Runtime: 14.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English