The twenty-year anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death happened this April, and his widow Courtney Love missed her opportunity to publish her fabled tell-all book to correspond with the date. This isn’t the first time she’s missed a deadline for this novel, and it probably won’t be the last.
And, with the recent revelation of Kurt Cobain's suicide note mocking his relationship to Courtney Love - its time to hear what she has to say about what happened 20 years ago.
For months, the Courtney Love camp has been promising a juicy autobiography. Rumors of the publication date first appeared in the summer 2013, followed by publicity-heavy articles in Spin, Vanity Fair, and Rolling Stone Magazine that hinted first at a December 15, 2013 release date and then at a Spring 2014 launch.
Yet spring has come and gone – and there is no book.
There are retractions, though, including Spin’s update that states, “According to representatives for Courtney Love, the singer's upcoming memoir does not yet have an official release date, title, cover, or synopsis. Love's reps told SPIN that Pan Macmillan, the company that is reportedly publishing the book's U.K. edition, posted incorrect information online without approval from Love's camp or fellow publisher HarperCollins, which is handling the U.S. pressing. That false info was then picked up by Amazon and circulated online. Love's reps also insisted that Pan Macmillan's description of the memoir was not the official summary. Stay tuned for more updates as they unfold.”
There isn’t even a clear understanding of which publishing company will be publishing the novel. In the beginning, HarperCollins was announced, but now Pan Macmillan and even Amazon’s independent publishing company haven been linked to the project.
Therefore, all fans have to look forward to is an untitled book with no cover, no release date, no official synopsis, and no updated information.
Come on, Courtney! Pull yourself together – you can do this! People want to hear what you have to say. Your amazing life story has to be told, and since it is unlikely that Poppy Z. Brite is going to come out of retirement any time soon to update the popular 1998 biography Courtney Love: The Real Story, then it is only fitting that you tell us the story in your own words.
Here are the top nine reasons why fans want Courtney Love to hurry up and get this book written, edited, and distributed: