Courtney Love writing 'tell-all' memoir
September 30th, 2011
01:57 PM ET

Courtney Love writing 'tell-all' memoir

Rock star Courtney Love has landed a deal with HarperCollins to publish a “tell-all” memoir, reports New York Magazine.

Love, 47, wants to “set the record straight” with the as-yet-untitled tome. Due out next fall, the book will recount her unique life from childhood to the present day, including her marriage to the late Kurt Cobain.

The publisher announced the deal Thursday. A press release reads: “Although Love is often associated with deceased husband, music legend and front man of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, she has had an incredible artistic career of her own crisscrossing into music, film, popular culture and fashion… True to form, Love will hold nothing back in the telling of her life story.”

HarperCollins also reveals that the book will address Love’s relationship with estranged daughter Frances Bean, as well as her liaisons with Billy Corgan and Ed Norton.

Courtney will work with Anthony Bozza, who co-wrote books with Tommy Lee, Slash and INXS. The book will be published under HarperCollins’ William Morrow imprint.

“It’s time for the public to hear her tell her story, as she lived it,” said Morrow Deputy Publisher Lynn Grad.

Will you pick up Courtney's memoir?


soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. not a fan

    SHe killed or hired someone too kill her husband because she seen the value in his life before he himself did..she knew he would have changed music after nirvana broke up..and would have divorced her and left her nothing..so she offed him before he had a chance..and he is now worth more than he ever was..hate her
    wouldnt give her a peice of gum off the bottom of my shoe

    November 18, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. smitty

    who effen cares?

    October 1, 2011 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
  3. phil derhole

    how could someone who has never read a book, write one?

    October 1, 2011 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. Ltc

    You underestimate the power of heroin addiction.

    October 1, 2011 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. JessSayin

    "How I murdered my husband and got away with it"

    October 1, 2011 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  6. SheDidIt

    I wonder if she will reveal how she helped her husband commit suicide or at least who she hired to do it. Funny how here only popular album were ALL songs that were going to be on Nirvana's next album and all written by Kurt. Courtney is a real piece of trash.

    October 1, 2011 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
    • me

      That's so not true... kurt would never butcher gold dust woman like that.. would you kurt..? Tell them!

      October 1, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Ulame

      You can listen to " In Utero" and say that " live through this" was going to be the next Nirvana album? Ulame

      October 1, 2011 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  7. Constantine1990

    I do miss kurt, and i dont believe she killed or hired anyone to murder kurt. I think he was clincaly depresses. I still dont like her i only have respect for her now. In my opinion i dont like her anymore than the dirt on my carpet.

    September 30, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Constantine1990

    I have always believed that Love was an insensitive immoral everything less than humanbeing. Particularly since nirvava is like my favorite band, she was so caught up in her own life she failed to let-in or love kurt cobain, many of his songs points that aspect of her out. However, since has cleaned herself up, drug and glamour wise, so i now have more respect than i ever did for her and id love to read her book to help me understand her and her life stories.

    September 30, 2011 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ronron

    How do Sidney Crosby and Courtney love differ?

    After 3 periods Crosby takes a shower.

    September 30, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Charlie Sheen

    Sweet

    September 30, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. rEagar4000

    She got away with murder twice. Second time she killed Edward nortons career

    September 30, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bobert

    A "tell all" from a pathological liar, interesting.

    September 30, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. @fake-fake Beutiful Vixen

    or KC killed himself so he didnt haf to lissen 2 all the screeching when she sang!

    September 30, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Kitana

    Lies and more lies, drugs and more lies. Noone likes Love, I miss Kurt :( She killed him or hired someone to kill him.

    September 30, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Justine

    a tell all of lies

    September 30, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Rebecca

    It will be an interesting read no matter what! I wish her parents and the daughter would write a tell all book however I have been in her daughter's shoes no fun to have a mother or father addicted to drugs and not there to be your parent.

    September 30, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Ben Harry

    A true product of Portland,Ill definetly pick it up and can't wait to read it. FYF

    September 30, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  18. gagme

    It would take 5 books to cover every d i c k she's ever sat on. Maybe she should do a after school special about STD's, that would revive her so called career. Good thing her dead husband left her with some royalties to suck off of. Maybe playboy would pay her to STOP taking it all off...

    September 30, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  19. madhater

    Didn't she do a couple songs w/ Faith No More, pre Patton?

    September 30, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  20. kristin

    Ya, I'd read it. She's lived a fascinating life.

    September 30, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  21. ProperVillain

    Translation: My career is in the toilet and I need some publicity....

    September 30, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  22. mandango

    with all the drugs she took it will be a short story.
    once apond a time i didnt give a f#*k.
    the end.

    September 30, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Zues

    Zzz

    September 30, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Nicole

    I agree Juljo. Her version is hazy or filled with lies. You can't trust someone with an open hand.

    September 30, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  25. teri

    It will be good reading to hear from a girl with a heart

    September 30, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • K-Man

      b!+c# killed her husband.... that doesn't sound like a whole lot of heart

      September 30, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  26. juljo

    Somehow I doubt her memory is all that reliable.

    September 30, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  27. hlc

    uh no

    September 30, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  28. R.U.Sirius

    Ms. Love has had an interesting life. She appears on the back cover of the Grateful Dead album "aoxomoxoa" as a child of 2 or 3 with a bunch of hippies.

    September 30, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |

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