The book is part of the 33 1/3 series, a collection of volumes about or inspired by classic albums. The author is Youngstown native Daphne Carr, who lives in Brooklyn and edits Da Capo’s Best Music Writing series.
“This is the story of the depraved, no-future land called the American Midwest in the 1980s, and of a boy who rose from a dismal town (population 2,300) to become one of the biggest selling musicians of the 1990s,” says Amazon’s statement. “Daphne Carr’s book will fill in the background of Trent Reznor’s early years in Mercer, Pennsylvania.”
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