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This is the story of the sudden rise to fame of a small town kid, who had difficulties adjusting to his overnight fame. It chronicals Kurt Cobain's life as a man in his early 20's who wants more than anything just to make music, and lives basically in poverty, working as a janitor to make money. He believes that young, white, men control the world, but should be stopped and that "sexism is the root of all other -ism's". Suddenly, Kurt is thrown into the spotlight--and a world he doesn't want to be in..
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   musician Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Story of entertainer?    -   Singer/Dancer

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   musician Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   dumb Rednecks, like Gomer Pyle Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful    -   like laughing Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   rape/molest    -   impregnation/reproduction Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A lot 11-15 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   mostly dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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