Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love
By: Courtney Love
Faber & Faber Publishing
They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but if you could "Dirty Blonde” would be a shoe in for one of the best of 2006. That said, Courtney Love, along with “My Name is Earl’s” Jaime Pressly, gives some style and grace to the tag “Trailer Trash.” In many ways love is the original Suicide Girl, you know she is a freak (In a good way) but cleans up mighty nice too.

While not as highbrow or high-profile as say Paris Hilton, Love is one of the most attractive, engaging celebrities to grace the headlines on a regular basis. Part Autobiography and part coffee table material, “Dirty Blonde” is a testament to everything Courtney.

Laid out like a scrapbook/diary “Dirty Blond” is a vivid collection of pictures, words and memorabilia (Like a great self-typed resume that lists her role in ”Sid and Nancy and her short stint as the singer of Faith No More) that attempt to make sense of Love’s controversial and at times tragic life. Being a guy myself, the book was a unique look into the mind of a woman I would date in a heartbeat.

For women, except Condoleezza Rice perhaps, the book will probably have a more personal feel. I imagine that many girls and probably a few feminine guys, probably had, or still have, something like this stuffed between their mattress and box spring.

There are no new revelations about the Death of Love’s husband Kurt Cobain in “Dirty Blonde,” but the book does paint a nice portrait of the couple’s relationship. There are also a few great excerpts concerning Cobain and Love’s less than friendly run-in with Axl Rose. There are also some interesting insights into Love’s crowning achievement thus far, her band Hole.

The book opens with a hilarious introduction from Carrie Fisher, who most oxygen breathing people is better know as Princess Leia Organa from the Star Wars Movies, and provides a fun peek into the life of a true “Dirty Blonde.”


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