Good morning everyone and welcome to another Waiting-On-Wednesday here on ATIB. This is a weekly posted created by Breaking The Spine. It is just an opportunity to share a title that you are eagerly waiting to be released. Corey Taylor has been an idol for me for as long as I can remember. His music, art and books have kept me on my toes my whole life and it is good to see another book is on its way. America is a hot topic at the moment and I look forward to Corey’s blunt mixture of honesty and satire and his unfiltered take on current events. Corey’s books haven’t let me down yet and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of America 51.
27.09.18 / Da Capo Press / Satire-Non-Fiction / Paperback / 256pp / 978-0306921872
A skewering of the American underbelly by the New York Times bestselling author of Seven Deadly Sins, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven, and You’re Making Me Hate You
The always-outspoken hard rock vocalist Corey Taylor begins America 51 with a reflection on what his itinerant youth and frequent worldwide travels with his multiplatinum bands Slipknot and Stone Sour have taught him about what it means to be an American in an increasingly unstable world. He examines the way America sees itself, specifically with regard to the propaganda surrounding America’s origins (like a heavy-metal Howard Zinn), while also celebrating the quirks and behavior that make a true-blue American. Taylor likewise takes a look at how the world views us, and his findings should come as a surprise to no one. But behind Taylor’s ranting and raving is a thoughtful and intelligent consideration, and even a sadness, of what America is compared to what it could and should be.
Expertly balancing humor, outrage, and disbelief, Taylor examines the rotting core of America, evaluating everything from politics and race relations to modern family dynamics, millennials, and “man buns.” No element of what constitutes America is safe from his adept and scathing eye. Continuing the wave of moral outrage begun in You’re Making Me Hate You, Taylor flawlessly skewers contemporary America in his own signature style.
Thank you for stopping by yet another Waiting On Wednesday post here on ATIB. I enjoy doing this posts because I get to celebrate books that aren’t even out yet (well this one is but you know what I mean). Plus I get lots of people coming to me and saying they hadn’t clocked a read I’ve posted and that they are excited about now too. I will keep doing these posts as long as readers are enjoying them, please let me know in the comments if there is a book that you are particularly excited about yourself. Thanks again for reading!