The Long Hard Road Out of Hell
When this best-selling autobiography was originally released, readers were shocked: The Long Hard Road Out of Hell was the darkest, funniest, most controversial, and best-selling rock book of its time—and it became the template, both visually and narratively, for almost every rock book since.... show more
When this best-selling autobiography was originally released, readers were shocked: The Long Hard Road Out of Hell was the darkest, funniest, most controversial, and best-selling rock book of its time—and it became the template, both visually and narratively, for almost every rock book since. Marilyn Manson is not just a music icon, it turned out, but one of the best storytellers of his generation. Written with bestselling author Neil Strauss, beautifully designed with dozens of exclusive photographs, and modeled on Dante's Inferno, this edition of The Long Hard Road Out of Hell features a bonus chapter not in the hardcover. In the shocking and candid memoir, Manson takes readers from backstage to emergency rooms to jail cells, from the pit of despair to the top of the charts, and recounts his metamorphosis from a frightened Christian schoolboy into the most feared and revered music superstar in the country. Along the way, you'll hear what happens to fans—and celebrities—who dare to venture backstage with the one of the world's most dangerous rock stars. In the words of Elle magazine, the book "makes Madonna's infamous Sex seem downright wholesome in comparison."
Publish date: May 8th 2012
Publisher: It Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Normally I relish a good rock/music memoir. I'm not prude but I detested this.
This was one of those memoirs where they try to fill out the pages with random lists and poems, etc. I was a bit surprised that Marilyn Manson would use the same trick as Jenna Jameson to try to make it seem like there was more to his book than there was. I don't think you can take much of the boo...
I was a fan of Marilyn Manson in my teens, and I read this book back then. I was surprised; I was expecting something more transgressive and less level-headed. This coming-of-age story was a reasonably good read. I don't care for sex-drugs-&-rock-n-roll anecdote, but there is some more interesting m...
So Brian Warner turned out to be not so completely unlikable after all. This might have been due to his making an occasional reference to the fact that he is something of a reader himself, can't hate on someone who reads. I always have sort of liked him, by the way, I am an MM fan. It really onl...
VERY well-written, often sad, sometimes grostesque. MM is a fascinating guy, no doubt. (And yes, I'm a fan of his music, I saw him at Ozzfest years ago and it was EPIC. Born entertainer, that's for damn sure.)