Everything I'm Cracked Up to Be (Paperback)

A Rock & Roll Fairy Tale

By Jen Trynin

Mariner Books, 9780156032964, 368pp.

Publication Date: February 5, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (2/1/2006)

List Price: 19.95*
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Description

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 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.


About the Author

JEN TRYNIN lives in Boston. This is her first book. She still rocks, when she feels like it.


Praise For Everything I'm Cracked Up to Be: A Rock & Roll Fairy Tale

PRAISE FOR EVERYTHING I'M CRACKED UP TO BE
 
"Trynin's terse, hilarious, you-are-there prose is as strong as her songwriting was. A-."—Entertainment Weekly (Editor’s Choice)
 
"An edgy, honest and bittersweet account of what it's like to be at the center of that storm . . . without a drop of self-pity."—Los Angeles Times