Monday, August 3, 2009

Book Giveaway:Cobain Unseen by Charles R. Cross

Cobain Unseen by Charles R. Cross

Thank You Brianne at Hachette Book Group for allowing me to host this giveaway.I will be giving away 5 copies of Cobain Unseen by Charles R. Cross.

An unparalleled look inside the brilliant mind of one of America's most revered rock legends, Cobain Unseen collects previously unseen artifacts and photographs from the estate's archives to form a fascinating portrait of the creativity, madness, and genius of Kurt Cobain. Personal items and photographs take readers deeper inside Cobain's life than they've ever been before, and interactive features, such as Kurt's handwritten sticker-sheet of Nirvana name tags, facsimiles of unseen journal pages, and gatefolds of his graffiti-embellished guitars make this an essential keepsake. An audio CD showcasing spoken-word material by Cobain, some of it never before released, will be included. Accompanying the previously unpublished images and memorabilia is a compelling biographical narrative by New York Times -bestselling author Charles R. Cross.


Cobain Unseen
Country: United States of America
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
ISBN: 9780316033725
Publication date: October 2008
Edition: illustrated edition
Pages: 159

Here are the rules:

1-This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada only,and closes on August 16th 2009. I will pick FIVE lucky winners and will do a post announcing the winners here and will also e mail the winners individually.

2-To enter the contest, leave a comment here.Be sure to include your email address in code.
ie. yk(at)toptruecrimebooks(dot)com

3-You can gain yourself some extra entries by doing the following:(please mention in your comment post)

+3 for current followers/subscribers
+2 for following or subscribing
+1 for blogging about this giveaway and leaving a link to your post.
+1 for whichever other way you can think of posting a link e.g. twitter,etc...
+1 for e mailing the link to a friend and copying me on the e mail.

Feel free to put these in one comment, or several comments,whichever way you prefer.Please remember to leave your EMAIL address.(I will need to e mail you if you miss the post with winners)

And Good Luck!!

I just have to share this with you.I had a massive crush on Kurt Cobain for years.I dreamt of finding him.I just wanted to get to Seattle.He would fall madly in love with me as I was with him.I was going to show what real love was all about.He would then walk away from that horrible Courtney Love and be mine forever.Then he died...(I still want to see Seattle especially after Sleepless in Seattle-(which I hoped to be after meeting Kurt)and despite all the true crime books written by Ann Rule I am still willing to take my chances.)Anyway after an acceptable period of mourning I then developed a crush on Edward Norton (another seemingly tortured soul) and then shortly afterwards I hear Courtney Love is seeing him and my first thought was "Does this woman want to destroy every man I love?"

I truly truly adored Kurt Cobain.Life is so bearable when you can retreat into dreamland and I only wish with all my heart that celebrities would realise the impact they have on some of our lives before they take their own lives so lightly and irresponsibly.And Frances Bean looks exactly like her dad and I wonder about her and whether she's ok.

BTW Although Cobain's death was officially ruled a suicide, certain aspects about his death have led to speculation that he was murdered: - He had entirely too much heroin in his system at the time of his death to have been able to operate a shotgun. He would have been incapacitated within seconds of injecting it. - The so-called "suicide note" may have been a letter to his fans expressing his desire to quit both Nirvana and the music business altogether. - One of Cobain's credit cards was being used a few days before AND AFTER his death.

I have included some songs that might take some of my readers down memory lane.Listen to the words "I don't have a gun" and "Goodbye my friends,It's hard to die..".In my heart,he will live forever...


160 comments:

  1. I've always wondered about his death-such a waste.
    I'm a follower and a subscriber of your blog.
    Just tweeted also.
    http://twitter.com/southrngrl/status/3127761315

    southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I think the bands music really left an impression on a lot of people, I would love to read this book!

    Thanks
    heidivargas [at] live dot com

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  3. I'd love to read this! Please enter me :)

    k9kutter64(at)yahoo(dot)com
    I am already a follower :)
    I will blog about your giveaway in my side bar :)
    I will Tweet about it :)

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway, Yvette.

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  4. Shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com

    I am a follower

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  5. Shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com


    I am a subscriber to you E-mail

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  6. Shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com

    I subscribe to your FEED

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  7. Shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com

    Thanks for this chance to win ;o)

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  8. Shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.copm

    I twetted bout this book
    http://twitter.com/theblindcupid/status/3129481458

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  9. shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com

    I put this book contest on my facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=1259591812&v=feed&story_fbid=110183508212&ref=nf

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  10. I would love to win this book!

    gypsiesthread@yahoo.com

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  11. I am a new follower, entry #1!

    gypsiesthread@yahoo.com

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  12. I am a new follower, entry #2!

    gypsiesthread@yahoo.com

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  13. I remember being so stunned by the announcement of his death. Much more so than MJs.

    smiller36(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. My best friend love Nirvana. I would love to be able to read this book and then pass it on to him.

    My email is findtimetoread(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thank you so much for this chance!

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  15. I was in Seattle when he died & remember it so vividly. Such an enormous tragedy. My husband is a musician who was playing out in Seattle during the '90's & also remembers it all in a visceral way. I'd love to win this! I'm also a follower.

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  16. I am not eligeble to enter..

    But I just wanted to say his death alway remind me of the death of the track and field star Chris Prefontaine - such a waste and literally at the height of their career...

    All the best to all the entrants...

    E.H>

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  17. Part of that incident unfolded not too far from where I live. I never did accept the explanations, so I'm anxious to read this book and find out what the author turned up.

    reading_frenzy@yahoo.com

    I follow!

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  18. His death is very interesting. I've seen this book around and I really really want to read it. Kurt Cobain fascinates me. I hope his daughther is okay too.

    -Lauren

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  19. I am an old follower of yours. YAY! :)

    -Lauren

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  20. Oh wow, I'd love to win this book. Kurt was my guy in high school. Found out on the school bus that he died...awful.

    I'm a new follower!
    bacarleton(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Please enter me.
    I'm a current subscriber.
    Amanda
    catss99 [@] yahoo.com

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  22. Wow, way cool. I read his bio of Kurt in highschool. My e-mail is in my profile

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  23. What the hey, enter me. :) (Look for lots of comments from me today, I am going to go through and look at all of your reviews you have done. I like true crime books.

    +3I am a follower
    +1 I twittered @trishalynn0708

    lovestoread0708(at)yahoo.com

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  24. Trisha sent me over from Twitter :)

    I loved Nirvana! Interested in being in on this one. :)

    I follow you here and on Twitter

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  25. Kurt Cobain was a very talented musician and is very much missed.

    Please enter me for this giveaway Yvette1



    Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. I listed this giveaway under my current giveaways.

    http://metroreader.blogspot.com/

    PS I want to visit Seattle too -- great music, coffee, cool bookstores sounds like my kind of city!

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  27. I would very much enjoy reading this book. Cobain had so much talent.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

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  28. I am a new follower of your blog.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

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  29. Nirvana is a favorite band of mine. I'd like to know more about Curt Cobain.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  30. Wow - I would sure love to win!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. would love this mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

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  32. Mary
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    I would absolutely love to read this! Both my son and I have long speculated on Cobain's untimely death - such a loss :(

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  33. Mary
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    +3 I am a subscriber via email :)

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  34. I am a fan of Curt cobain and would love to read this book! His music rocks! Thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com
    I already follow/subscribe.

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  35. I'd like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

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  36. I grew my hair out and bleached it blonde and wore Nirvana shirts every day for about 6 months after he died. I was a big fan. This book sounds very interesting. Thanks for the chance.

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  37. I am a current follower

    nickolay

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  38. I read a synopsis on this book and thought it sounded really interesting. I'd heard before that Cobain's death might not have been suicide. I wonder if we'll ever know for sure.

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  39. This would be an interesting book and seems to go into better detail than some of the other sensationalization books.

    +1 I'm in the US - bookdragonslair at gmail dot com

    +3 crrent follower/subscriber

    +1 blogged about the contest in my sidebar.


    why can't I copy and paste???

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  40. This looks like a really interesting book, that I'd like to read. Please enter me in the giveaway.

    abfantom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  41. This looks interesting! Please enter me!

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

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  42. I'm a follower.

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

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  43. Enter me please. My email is in my blogger profile.

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  44. My daughter would so love this -- her era of music!

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  45. I'd love to win this for my daughter!

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  46. I would LOVE to have this book!
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

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  47. + 2 I became a follower
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

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  48. Oh yes, please drop my name in the magic hat!!! I hop you had a great night and have a wonderful tomorrow!

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  49. my best friend loves him!
    +3 already a follower
    tashiluvsu@live.com

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  50. What a nice memorial to Kurt!!
    Please enter me into your drawing...4 points! : )
    I am also a subscriber!
    Hugs
    Darby
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

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  51. Count me in!

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

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  52. Email subscriber

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

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  53. tweet

    http://twitter.com/bridget3420/status/3159656589

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

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  54. Huge Nirvana fan! Thanks for the opportunity.
    cody_endres(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  55. True Crime is such an interesting genre, and I love Kurt Cobain.

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  56. Do not enter me-I just wanted to let you know that 10 long days later I posted my Heartfelt Award with my nominees. Thank you again for the award.

    lol. Esme

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  57. I would like to read this book. I am a Kurt Cobain fan. His death was so tragic. My email is in my profile.

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  58. I'd like to read this, please count me in, thanks.

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  59. Nirvana was one of my favorite all-time groups and like heatherzilla said, he death was definitely tragic. But their music still lives on.


    texas_heartland84[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  60. Enter me please. I'd love to read this.
    jwx4 at yahoo dot com

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  61. I have wanted this book for SO LONG! I can't find it anywhere!

    katelynsmith10@aol.com

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  62. I am a follower of your blog and I would absolutely love to read this book, Thanks so much for having this contest

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  63. please enter me in this great contest thanks tevanderpool(at)msn(dot).com

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  64. Blogged about giveaway

    http://bridget3420.blogspot.com/2009/08/86-book-giveaway-list.html

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

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  65. Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

    I'm also a new Blogger/Google follower.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
    jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

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  66. I missed your last giveaway...oops.
    +3 I am a follower.
    +1 I have posted about this giveaway on my blog.
    Thanks-
    http://layersofthought.blogspot.com/
    layersofthought(@)gmail(dot)com

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  67. blogged-

    http://bridgethegapx.blogspot.com/2009/08/giveaway-list_06.html

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  68. Great Post!! This is my first time hearing about Cobain Unseen and i am looking forward to adding it to our collection. I am one of the people that has a hard time believing that Kurt commited suicide. I think that the truth"was"out there,but in the end its' about the music too!!
    cyclona66(at)aol(dot)com

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  69. I am a new subscriber;)
    cyclona66(at)aol(dot)com

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  70. YOu are too kind to us :)

    amtal03ATgmailDOTcom

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  71. I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

    Thanks,
    jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

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  72. Sounds interesting - thanks for the giveaway!

    glenn_pessano AT yahoo DOT com

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  73. Thanks so much for the giveaway -- I have read some really good reviews for this book!

    +2 New Subscriber
    +2 New Follower
    +1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/3190723809
    +1 Posted on Buzz (username Aimee)
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    Aimee
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  74. I'm a huge Courtney Love & Kurt Cobain buff. I'd love to be a winner of the book, been reading about them for years.

    jchaborek[at]hotmail[dot]com

    Thank you.

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  75. I am an email subscriber.

    10oz Vacuum Food Jar

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  76. I remain fascinated by this descent into addiction and despair.

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  77. I would love to read this.

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  78. I'd love to read this book

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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  79. I really would like to read this book.

    jenny1634 at hotmail dot com

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  80. I have always been a fan of Kurt Cobain's music and would love to read more about him!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  81. I am a new follower.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  82. One of my all time favorite bands! Thanks for the giveaway.

    faery13 at msn dot com

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  83. I am still in love with Edward Norton, Yvette, I would love to read this book. What is it that Courtney Cox has?
    I'm a subscriber, follower.

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  84. I was kind of young when this happened, so this would be a great read for me since it's such a big part of entertainment history.

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  85. What a tragedy indeed! So young, talented, and adorable! Such a loss to the world!

    I'd love to read the book.
    I just subscribed to your blog. (I'm not sure if that's +1 or +2.

    Thanks.
    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  86. I'd like to read this book. Please count me in.

    +3 I am a current follower

    kkhaas AT bellsouth DOT net

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  87. love to read this book

    conector43@yahoo.com

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  88. This book looks good.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  89. subscribe email
    follow blog as kngmckellar

    I would love this!

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  90. Wow! Has it been this long? I remember when he died, I was in the Army stationed at Ft. Ord, CA.
    looking forward to seeing this book.
    dontaskme22(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  91. I'm a current subscriber
    dontaskme22(at)yahoo(dot)com
    #1

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  92. I'm a current subscriber
    dontaskme22(at)yahoo(dot)com
    #2

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  93. I'm a current subscriber
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    #3

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  94. Tweet: http://twitter.com/heathersphere/status/3329598667
    dontaskme22(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  95. This book sounds great- I love Nirvana!

    strycker@slu.edu

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  96. This man was so capptivating!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  97. This sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the giveaway.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  98. I enjoy reading true crime books.

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  99. Love Nirvana. Great music! I would love to read this book. I have read books on other famous musicians who have killed themselves.

    Thanks

    ksweeper21@gmail.com

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  100. Would love to read this.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

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  101. I would love to read this. Thanks!|

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  102. I would love to win this.

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  103. I love True Crime novels .

    ladycat713@yahoo.com

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  104. This sounds like a great book

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  105. Great music that reminds me my teenage years. I loved Nirvana.

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  106. Would Love to read this book.
    Thanks for the chance to win a prize!

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  107. His death is very interesting. Kurt Cobain fascinates me. New e-mail subscriber and new blog follower,for the extra entries. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  108. This sounds interesting.

    cookiert at yahoo

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  109. My son would absolutely love to read this. He is a big fan. I am curious, too. Thanks!
    rlgrady[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  110. My husband and I are long-time Nirvana fans. We'd both love to read this. kneecree at gmail dot com

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  111. Thank you for the AWESOME GIVEAWAY.. Please count me in :)

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  112. 1 following your blog as klp1965
    kathy pease

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  113. 2 following your blog as klp1965
    kathy pease

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  114. 3 following your blog as klp1965
    kathy pease

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  115. http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/3346801802

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  116. This sounds like a fab book!

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  117. I'm a current follower #1

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  118. I'm a current follower #2

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  119. I'm a current follower #3

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  120. Thanks for the contest. I would love to read the book. He was a graeat talent. garrettsambo (at) aol (dot) com.

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  121. Kurt Cobain was a genius and his music showed it.It is so sad his life ended so soon.I am a
    big fan of Nirvana's music and play their music to this day.I would love to read this book.
    Thanks

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  122. I am a follower #1

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  123. I am a follower #2

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  124. I am a follower #3

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  125. Tweet:Swtlilchick
    http://twitter.com/Swtlilchick/status/3352027984

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  126. I am a big fan of Nirvana amd would love to read this book about Kurt

    Babylinz15(at)aol(dot)com

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  127. I would love to read this book.
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

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  128. I'm a new follower to your blog. #1
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

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  129. I'm a new follower to your blog. #2
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

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  130. I tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/ncschools/status/3352185210
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

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  131. angelina115@hotmail.com

    i'd love to win

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  132. I too love Kurt Cobain! Such a tragedy. Thanks amyinkamloop at gmail.com

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  133. I would love to read this, thanks for the chance!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  134. I was only seventeen when he died and Nirvana made such a huge impact on my high school years.

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  135. Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

    lilyk(at)mail2world(dot)com

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  136. I would love to read this He really changed the music seen and was very talented I was sad when he died

    kerrisixtynine at gmaildotcom

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  137. I already follow your blog. #1

    lilyk(at)mail2world(dot)com

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  138. I already follow your blog. #2

    lilyk(at)mail2world(dot)com

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  139. I subscribed new
    kerrisixtynine at gmaildotcom

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  140. I subscribed 2
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  141. I already follow your blog. #3

    lilyk(at)mail2world(dot)com

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  142. I subscribed to your blog. #1

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  143. I subscribed to your blog. #2

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  145. This book giveaway is now closed
    The winners were:
    47. CharlieGurl57@aol.com
    77. jchaborek[at]hotmail[dot]com
    139. jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com
    174. lilyk(at)mail2world(dot)com
    256. gypsiesthread@yahoo.com

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