Press Trust of India
October 01, 2011 08:36 IST
Singer Courtney Love is writing an autobiography about her life including her marriage to Nirvana member Kurt Cobain, drug issues and Hollywood career.
The 47-year-old hopes to set the record straight in the
book and is expected to cover her life as an aspiring
musician, life after Cobain's death and her attempted
Hollywood career, reported Contactmusic.
Love has one daughter, 19-year-old Frances Bean, with
Cobain. According to publishers William Morrow, the book will
be a collaboration with writer Anthony Bozza who has written
with musicians Tommy Lee and Slash.
Among controversies the book may address an incident when
she apparently asked Hollywood writer Neil Strauss to join her
in snorting her husband's ashes.
In Strauss' book Everyone Loves You When You Are Dead, he said "She walks to a dresser, pulls open a drawer, and removes a square-shaped tin. She removes the lid, revealing a plastic bag full of white ashes. A faint smell of jasmine
emanates from the tin.
"Courtney said, 'Too bad you don't do coke. Otherwise I'd suggest taking a metal straw to it. I replied, 'Yeah, I don't think that would be the right thing to do. She said, 'I'd like to though."
Love was controversially rumoured to have taken heroin
when she was pregnant with Frances, but has maintained she
gave up on drugs in 1996.
"I promised I would never shoot heroin again, and I
haven't, except for one incident in July 2005, where I shot
myself up on purpose to kill myself," Love said.
The singer has previously written another book, 2006's
Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love, which consisted of years worth of personal photos, journal entries, song lyrics, letters, poems, and drawings. Her new memoir is expected to be available in Autumn 2012.