2014 PRESS AND REVIEWS
Nirvana: In The Words of the People Who Were There
By Carrie Borzillo Named Product of the Month by Samaritan Magazine
March 24, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA - Carlton Books has announced the re-issue of author/journalist Carrie Borzillo's first book, 2000's Eyewitness Nirvana: The Day by Day Chronicles, with a new cover, title, and design as Nirvana: In The Words of the People Who Were There on April 1, 2014 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the tragic death of Kurt Cobain.
The reissued book, which comes in a new 5.5 x 8-inch format, is available everywhere books are sold, including Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. Borzillo is also selling a limited number of signed copies direct to the fans via her official website, http://carrieborzillo.com/books.html for $25 (U.S.) and $35 (International), including free shipping. A percentage of each autographed book purchased direct from the author will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (www.afsp.org).
"We lost one of the greatest artists of our generation when Kurt Cobain took his life on April 5, 1994 and it's a sadness that I still deeply feel today. I have very strong feelings about suicide and mental health issues and wanted to do a small part to give back by donating a percentage of the books I sign and sell to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention," says Borzillo.
Nirvana: In The Words of the People Who Were There is as near as possible to a day-to-day account of every significant band event, from its inception right through Kurt Cobain's early tragic death on April 5, 1994. Seeking to separate fact from fiction and clear up some of the myths and untruths that have grown up around the band, the book features more than 50 first-hand accounts, memories and anecdotes of every important moment in Nirvana's career. The book includes Borzillo's own recount of covering the news of Cobain's death and the public vigil in Seattle in April 1994.
Originally released in 2000 as Eyewitness Nirvana: The Day by Day Chronicle, the book has since been released by multiple publishers in a multitude of formats, titles, countries, and languages, including Italian, German, and Spanish. Along with the newest version, Nirvana: In The Words of the People Who Were There, out on April 1, other recent re-issues include the Spanish-language version, Kurt Cobain: La Historia de Nirvana, released on March 18, 2014 by Libros Cúpula and Kurt Cobain: The Nirvana Years, released in October 2013 via Carlton Books. The only truly updated version of the book, however, is the 2003 reissue as Nirvana: The Day to Day Illustrated Journals, which featured more photos and captions and came in the coffee-table size.
Carrie is available for interviews to talk about the book, suicide, the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, and Nirvana's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She has recently been quoted in similar stories in the New York Daily News and Loaded UK magazine. She recently wrote about her experience covering Kurt Cobain's death for Billboard in April 1994 for Billboard.com for the 20th anniversary of his death on April 5, 2014.
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Press Quotes About Eyewitness Nirvana
“Conveys the day-to-day sequence of events with care and accuracy” -Danny Goldberg, former Nirvana manager
“Borzillo did her homework, researching every stop on every tour and interviewing key players such as Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg and publicist Jim Merlis…. Useful and interesting.” -Chicago Sun-Times’ Jim DeRogatis)
For interview requests or review copies of the book, please contact: Ken Phillips firstname.lastname@example.org 323 308-5912
Click here http://kenphillipsgroup.com/nirvana2.htm for info on Kurt Cobain: The Nirvana Years. The Complete Chronicle. by Carrie Borzillo