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Carrie Borzillo talks about new 'Nirvana' book and Kurt Cobain SPECIAL

JUL 2, 2014 IN MUSIC

Award-winning music journalist Carrie Borzillo chatted about her new book "Nirvana: In the Words of the People Who Were There."

Regarding her inspiration to write this book, in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, she remarked, "The book was originally released in 2000 by U.K. publisher Carlton Books as Eyewitness Nirvana: The Day by Day Chronicle and was updated with more photos and caption details in 2003 as a coffee-table size book as Nirvana: The Day To Day Illustrated Journals. Since then, it's been released under multiple titles, covers, and languages through licenses of different publishers around the world. The 2014 version as Nirvana: In the Words of the People Who Were There came out to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's tragic suicide."

She continued, "I was inspired, however, to take this opportunity to bring awareness to suicide by donating selling signed copies of my book from my website, with a portion of the sales benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The offer is still up. I didn't want to just capitalize on this horrible anniversary; I wanted to do something to give back and spread the word about suicide prevention."