The Long Hard Road Out of Hell (Paperback)
|In a shockingly candid memoir, the controversial rock musician discusses his life and influences, includes a tour diary from his bands provocative Dead to the World tour, and features a sixteen-page color photographic insert. Reprint. 60,000 first printing. *Author: Manson, Marilyn/ Strauss, Neil *Publication Date: 1999/04/01 *Number of Pages: 269 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 9.00|
From the Publisher:
From the world's most controversial rock star comes his shocking, confessional and revealing life story. In The Long Hard Road Out of Hell, Marilyn Manson candidly and vividly recounts his metamorphosis from a frightened Christian schoolboy into the most feared and revered celebrity in America.The 150,000-copy national bestselling autobiography of Marilyn Manson, America's most controversial celebrity icon, is offered with a bonus chapter not included in the hardcover. "By turns moving, funny, appalling, disturbing. . . . There has never been anything like it".--"Rolling Stone". 80 b&w photos. 16-page color insert.
The best–selling autobiography of America's most controversial celebrity icon, Marilyn Manson (with a bonus chapter not in the hardcover).
In his twenty–nine years, rock idol Manson has experienced more than most people have (or would want to) in a lifetime. Now, in his shocking and candid memoir, he takes readers from backstage to gaol cells, from recording studios to emergency rooms, 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. Illustrated with dozens of exclusive photographs and featuring a behind–the–scenes account of his headline–grabbing Dead to the World tour.
Hard rock's favorite whipping boy's tell-all autobiography is a surprisingly candid and well-written confessional of Marilyn Manson's deprived youth, his depraved teenage years, and how, much like Alice Cooper a generation before him, he turned a variety of childhood traumas to his advantage in constructing a rock & roll persona that audiences could either hate with abandon or adopt as one of their own. Backstage tour descriptions are all you'd expect, from sado-masochistic set-pieces with fans to copious drug use and voodoo dabblings, but there are also the more mundane rituals of battles with the record label to get band-approved songs on the album. Our hero gets himself into some pretty shady moral and ethical situations with fans and friends along the way, leading one to ruminate that while Alice Cooper was detached enough from his persona to spend his days off playing rounds of golf, Manson may have disturbingly swallowed his own nihilistic, against God, religion, and whatever-else-you've-got philosophy hook, line, and sinker. Great fun for teens into their first phase of devil-worship, THE LONG HARD ROAD OUT OF HELL still carries enough venom to scare the wits out of their parents. Which may well be the point.