Angry Blonde Information

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Angry Blonde
Angry Blonde Cover.jpg
Author Eminem
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SubjectMusic
GenreNon-fiction
Publisher HarperEntertainment
Publication date
November 21, 2000
Media typePrint
Pages160
ISBN 0066209226
Followed by The Way I Am 

Angry Blonde is a 2000 non-fiction book by American rapper Eminem. [1] The book was first published on November 21, 2000 by HarperEntertainment and features Eminem's commentary of his songs as well as several pictures that had not been previously published. [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 songs that he wrote, almost solely on those that have received controversy for 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 "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]

See also

References

  1. ^ Dunkor, Imani. "Angry Blonde (review)". Black Issues Book Review (subscription required). Archived from the original on 11 June 2014. 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). Archived from the original on March 12, 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  6. ^ Henderson, Stewart (May 2001). Angry Blonde (review). ThirdWay. p. 30.