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Angry Blonde

Angry Blonde
File:Angry Blonde Cover.jpg
Author Eminem
Country United States
Language English
Subject Music
Genre Non-fiction
Published 2000, HarperEntertainment
Media type Print
Pages 160 pages
ISBN 0066209226

Angry Blonde is a 2000 non-fiction book by rapper Eminem.[1] The book was first published on November 21, 2000 through HarperEntertainment and features Eminem's commentary of his songs as well as several pictures that had not been previously published at that point in time.[2] A paperback edition was released in 2002.[3] The book was listed as one of the ALA's "Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers" for 2002.[4]

Synopsis

In the book Eminem comments on several songs that he has written, almost solely on those that have received controversy for their explicit lyrics. The songs' lyrics are listed in the work uncensored (leading to the book being sold with a Parental Advisory sticker), with Eminem's personal take on each one. Songs listed in the book include "Kim", "The Way I Am " and "The Real Slim Shady".

Reception

Andrew Motion reviewed Angry Blonde, commenting that "Such metaphorical life as his lines possess is always a prey to his rhymes, which (to put it mildly) sound lucky or opportunistic, rather than definite and resourceful" and that ultimately "writerly, he ain't."[5] Third Way cited a similar opinion in their review of the book and were not overly impressed with the text.[6]

References

  1. ^ Dunkor, Imani. "Angry Blonde (review)". Black Issues Book Review (subscription required). Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Katja, Lee (2009). "Reconsidering Rap’s "I": Eminem’s Autobiographical Postures and the Construction of Identity Authenticity". Canadian Review of American Studies 38 (3): 351–373. doi:10.3138/cras.38.3.351. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ O'Hagan, Andrew. "Imitation of Life". New York Review of Books. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "2002 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers". ALA. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Guest, Katy (June 14, 2009). "Poetry's Life of Grime". The Independent on Sunday (London, England) The Independent on Sunday (London, England) (subscription required). Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Henderson, Stewart (May 2001). Angry Blonde (review). ThirdWay. p. 30. 

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