Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good

4 avg rating
( 2,904 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780306819278: Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good

For the first time, Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor speaks directly to his fans and shares his worldview about life as a sinner. And Taylor knows how to sin. As a small-town hero in the early '90s, he threw himself into a fierce-drinking, drug-abusing, hard-loving, live-for-the moment life. Soon Taylor's music exploded, and he found himself rich, wanted, and on the road. His new and ever-more extreme lifestyle had an unexpected effect, however; for the first time, he began to actively think about what it meant to sin and whether sinning could--or should--be recast in a different light. Seven Deadly Sins is Taylor's personal story, but it's also a larger discussion of what it means to be seen as either a "good" person or a "bad" one. Yes, Corey Taylor has broken the law and hurt people, but, if sin is what makes us human, how wrong can it be?

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Corey Taylor is the lead singer of hard rock bands Slipknot and Stone Sour. A native of Des Moines, Iowa, he divides his time between there and Los Angeles.

Review:

Publishers Weekly, 6/13/11
“Fans of the heavy metal band Slipknot will eagerly devour its lead singer/songwriter Taylor’s first book, which displays a prose that perfectly captures the supercharged energy, aggression, and outrageousness of Slipknot’s music...Powerful and moving.”

Revolver magazine, 7/1/11“Dishy” The Oakland Press, 6/30/11“In this series of essays, based around the titular sins, Taylor espouses upon the lessons learned while going from ‘an absolute crazy person’ into someone more in control and reflective—but not pulling any punches. He can be both self-effacing and self-aggrandizing, but he presents a more worthwhile and even illuminating ‘argument’ than most of his peers could manage.” 

“[Taylor] takes an f-bomb-loaded crack at philosophizing on sin and an often astute look at modern society’s folly.”

MetalAssault
“Exceeded my expectations...Corey’s on-stage personality came across as very likable, and his direct interaction with the fans made it completely worth the time and money they invested towards this show...A delightful two-and-a-half hours with Corey Taylor...I recommend this show not only to fans of Slipknot and/or Stone Sour, but also to fans of rock music in general, because there’s something in it for all of you. A terrific performance indeed.”

Hollywood Music Magazine, 11/22/11
“[Taylor is] a literary genius of this day and age....‘Seven Deadly Sins’ is full of hilarious and thought provoking metaphors, innuendos and references that need to be highlighted just so you can show your friends...I can not recommend this book enough, hell I will buy you a copy or let you borrow mine if it means that you’ll make some time in your busy days, to read at least a few pages at a time. This a MUST-READ book if I’ve ever seen one.”

Lithium Magazine, 12/2/11

Drive 97.3 KLCB Rocks (video review), 6/28/11
“A great book...Steps away from the average rock bio. It’s really a trip into the deranged mind of Corey Taylor himself. It reads just like he talks and if you’ve seen any of his interviews or ever met Corey Taylor you know that it’s going to be a fun time.”

Metro, 7/18/11
“An in-depth argument for the redefinition of sin, meshed with personal stories from [Taylor’s] childhood and career.”

Seattle Weekly (Duff McKagan blog), 7/21/11
“It looks fascinating...Corey Taylor is one of those people that just seems impossibly good at whatever he chooses to pursue, and I have no doubt that this tome will reflect this fact.”



The Nervous Breakdown, 7/30/11
“Corey Taylor delivers a unique spin on the rock star biography, foregoing the strip-mined territory of the rock and roll tell-all and instead incorporating tales of his excesses into an articulate, thought-provoking examination of sin, morality and the search for purpose...He combines his own life experiences with an intriguing examination of the seven deadly sins...His style is intimate and conversational, as if you're the last two standing after a long night out...Loads of humor, colorful analogies and of course, some riveting stories of life in the fast lane.”

AOL Noisecreep, 8/10/11
“A compelling read, the book is a refreshing journey through an age-old concept and its definition. The warts-and-all approach he uses in his lyrical approach is used in Seven Deadly Sins to winning effect.” 

Des Moines Register, 8/8/11

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Taylor, Corey
Published by Da Capo Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0306819279 ISBN 13: 9780306819278
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Da Capo Press, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110306819279

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 44.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Taylor, Corey
Published by Da Capo Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0306819279 ISBN 13: 9780306819278
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Da Capo Press, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0306819279

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 44.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Corey Taylor
Published by Da Capo Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0306819279 ISBN 13: 9780306819278
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Da Capo Press, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0306819279

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 82.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Taylor, Corey
Published by Da Capo Press
ISBN 10: 0306819279 ISBN 13: 9780306819278
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Diafan Media
(Geneva, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Da Capo Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0306819279 New Condition *** Right Off the Shelf | Ships within 2 Business Days ~~~ Customer Service Is Our Top Priority! - Thank you for LOOKING :-). Bookseller Inventory # 2BOOK1P33811

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 112.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds