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"With plenty to say and ample musical gifts with which to say it, Boston newcomer Jennifer Trynin is poised to join the upper ranks of GenX alternative rock queendom . . . One of the year's best debuts. A revelation."-BILLBOARD
It was 1994-post-Liz Phair, mid-Courtney Love, just shy of Alanis Morissette. After seven years of slogging it out in the Boston music scene, Jen Trynin took a hard look at herself and gave "making it" one last shot.
It worked. Suddenly Trynin became the spark that set off one of the most heated bidding wars of the year. Major labels vied for her, to the tune of multiple millions of dollars in deals. Lawyers, managers, and booking agents clamored for her attention. Billboard put her on the cover. Everyone knew she was the Next Big Thing. But then she wasn't.
In a series of dizzying, hilarious, heartbreaking snapshots, Trynin captures what it's like to be catapulted to the edge of rock stardom, only to plummet back down to earth. Everything I'm Cracked Up to Be is the story of a girl who got what she wished for-and lived happily ever after anyway.
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Published in hardcover by Harcourt, 2006, 0-15-101148-6
PRAISE FOR EVERYTHING I'M CRACKED UP TO BE
"With humor and heart, Jen Trynin's Everything I'm Cracked Up to Be perfectly captures the utter surreality of the here-today-gone-tomorrow swirling vortex that is The Music Business, while also revealing the inner world of someone caught in its wake. I loved it."--Aimee Mann
"Jen Trynin got sideswiped by rock stardom, and all she came home with was the material for this amazing memoir. Everything I'm Cracked Up to Be is a funny, honest, occasionally heartbreaking, and beautifully written account of a dream-come-true gone badly awry. This isn't just a terrific book about rock and roll, it's a terrific book, period."--Tom Perrotta, author of Election and Little Children
"A brilliant, blast-ass chronicle of a dreamy rock nightmare. Jen Trynin gets right to the heart of the modern absurdist comedy called the music business. The wonderful thing is that Trynin survived rock stardom with her own head and heart intact. To anyone with her own dreams of hitting it big in the scene: First read this book."--Brad Watson, author of The Heaven of Mercury and Last Days of the Dog-Men
"WARNING: Writing a batch of good songs in one's apartment may lead to having one's ass kissed by numerous multinational corporations for an indeterminate period of time. This may in turn cause one to lose one's sense of self, become unable to differentiate between fantasy and reality, develop eating disorders, chain smoke, enter into inadvisable relationships, suffer from depression, and ultimately even quit writing songs. See Jen Trynin's completely brilliant Everything I'm Cracked Up to Be for more information, or consult your entertainment physician."--Adam Schlesinger, of the band Fountains of Wayne
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Book and DJ are New, first edition so stated, first printing, S-100,; 9.10 X 6.40 X 1.30 inches; 368 pages. Seller Inventory # 29062
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