The Long Hard Road Out of Hell by Marilyn Manson

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When this best-selling autobiography was originally released, readers were shocked: The Long Hard Road Out of Hell was the darkest, funniest, most controversial, and best-selling rock book of its time—and it became the template, both visually and narratively, for almost every rock book since. Marilyn Manson is not just a music icon, it turned out, but one of the best storytellers of his generation. Written with bestselling author Neil Strauss, beautifully designed with dozens of exclusive photographs, and modeled on Dante's Inferno, this edition of The Long Hard Road Out of Hell features a bonus chapter not in the hardcover. In the shocking and candid memoir, Manson takes readers from backstage to emergency rooms to jail cells, 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. Along the way, you'll hear what happens to fans—and celebrities—who dare to venture backstage with the one of the world's most dangerous rock stars. In the words of Elle magazine, the book "makes Madonna's infamous Sex seem downright wholesome in comparison."


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Marilyn Manson has more than 450 scars, not counting emotional ones.
Published May 8, 2012 by It Books. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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How exactly does a 29-year-old whose accomplishments are limited mainly to scaring self-righteous people and dancing about in scary-clown makeup...

Mar 29 2002 | Read Full Review of The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

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They might be disappointed: Despite scene after scene of drug-addled depravity, what's really shocking about Manson's rock & roll lifestyle is how boring it is to read about.

Mar 06 1998 | Read Full Review of The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

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