The newspapers, he writes, grow thinner and thinner, their pages increasingly covered with advertisements. More than once Erlandson refers to writing Letters to Kurt in a notebook, implicating himself in the clear-cuts he sees while visiting Washington state, where logging is a major industry. In writing about fame, Erlandson describes memories of the Beatles deplaning to mobs of adoring fans. The reality, for most musicians, is a demoralizing arc, moving from poverty to glory, with a gradual return to anonymity.
Along the way, individuals are subject to public scrutiny, tremendous pressures from record company executives, and great interest from the Internal Revenue Service.
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Come as you are. Sixteen years later, it appears the latter is true. The book closes with a long list of acknowledgments, some heartfelt, others ironic. One not need be a Nirvana fan to appreciate Letters to Kurt. You need to care about literature enough to read this painfully personal book, then reach out to those in need.
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