Everything I'm Cracked up to Be

Everything I'm Cracked up to Be

A Rock & Roll Fairy Tale

Book - 2006
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"With plenty to say and ample musical gifts with which to say it, Boston newcomer Jennifer Trynin is poised to join the upper ranks of GenX alternative rock queendom . . . One of the year's best debuts. A revelation."-BILLBOARD

It was 1994-post-Liz Phair, mid-Courtney Love, just shy of Alanis Morissette. After seven years of slogging it out in the Boston music scene, Jen Trynin took a hard look at herself and gave "making it" one last shot.

It worked. Suddenly Trynin became the spark that set off one of the most heated bidding wars of the year. Major labels vied for her, to the tune of multiple millions of dollars in deals. Lawyers, managers, and booking agents clamored for her attention. Billboard put her on the cover. Everyone knew she was the Next Big Thing. But then she wasn't.

In a series of dizzying, hilarious, heartbreaking snapshots, Trynin captures what it's like to be catapulted to the edge of rock stardom, only to plummet back down to earth. Everything I'm Cracked Up to Be is the story of a girl who got what she wished for-and lived happily ever after anyway.


Baker & Taylor
A 1990s near-famous rock music performer recounts how she made a final effort to achieve stardom after years of trying, found herself embroiled in a maelstrom of million-dollar labels and Billboard listings, and decided to give it all up.

Harcourt Publishing
"With plenty to say and ample musical gifts with which to say it, Boston newcomer Jennifer Trynin is poised to join the upper ranks of GenX alternative rock queendom . . . One of the year's best debuts. A revelation."-BILLBOARD

It was 1994-post-Liz Phair, mid-Courtney Love, just shy of Alanis Morissette. After seven years of slogging it out in the Boston music scene, Jen Trynin took a hard look at herself and gave "making it" one last shot.

It worked. Suddenly Trynin became the spark that set off one of the most heated bidding wars of the year. Major labels vied for her, to the tune of multiple millions of dollars in deals. Lawyers, managers, and booking agents clamored for her attention. Billboard put her on the cover. Everyone knew she was the Next Big Thing. But then she wasn't.

In a series of dizzying, hilarious, heartbreaking snapshots, Trynin captures what it's like to be catapulted to the edge of rock stardom, only to plummet back down to earth. Everything I'm Cracked Up to Be is the story of a girl who got what she wished for-and lived happily ever after anyway.


Blackwell North Amer
It was 1994 - post-Liz Phair, mid-Courtney Love, just shy of Alanis Morissette. After seven years of slogging it out in the Boston music scene, Jen Trynin took a hard look at herself and gave "making it" one last shot.
It worked. Trynin sparked one of the most heated bidding wars of the year. Major labels vied for her, to the tune of millions of dollars in deals. Lawyers, managers, and booking agents clamored for her attention. Rolling Stone photographed her, Billboard put her on the cover. Everyone knew she was the Next Big Thing. And then, just as suddenly, she wasn't.
In a series of dizzying, hilarious, heartbreaking snapshots, Trynin captures what it's like to be catapulted to the edge of stardom, only to plummet back down to earth. Everything I'm Cracked Up to Be is the story of a girl who got what she wished for - and lived happily ever after anyway.

Baker
& Taylor

A 1990s near-famous rock music performer recounts how she made a final effort to achieve stardom after years of trying, found herself embroiled in a maelstrom of million-dollar labels and Billboard listings, and decided to give it all up.

Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780151011483
0151011486
Characteristics: 354 p. ; 24 cm

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EPalmer2295
Oct 31, 2013

This was a very raw painting of the music industry, and frankly, how twisted and fake it can be. Not only was in a good read, it was quite informative in regards to the music industry. This is a great read for anyone who loves music.

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