Groundbreaking rock musician. Award winning actress. Perceptive songwriter and author. Mother. Wife of a rock god. Fashionista and trendsetter. Provocateur. In each and every one of these roles Courtney Love has demonstrated a wholehearted commitment to her art, and an intense drive and a lust for life which has made her a star and a celebrity icon but has also led her into some unwise, uncharted and even dangerous territory. Simultaneously candid and enigmatic, her mordant wit and vivid intelligence have been matched in intensity only by the extraordinary life she has led, from a bleak early childhood through great fame and terrible heartbreak to the present day. At times exhilarating and at times unsettling, this is a story told for the first time in Dirty Blonde. Here are the unimaginable highs and the despairing lows of one of the most compelling and creative figures in the world of popular culture: a fierce and insightful woman with an unblinking world view and a determination to express herself no matter the cost.
‘Illuminating . . . A raw and intimate self-portrait of Love’ Mirror
‘Extraordinary and fascinating’ Harper’s Bazaar
‘Dirty Blonde is like Love herself and her other work: determinedly provocative, captivatingly visual, aggressively honest’ Observer