Corey Taylor’s Fourth Book, ‘America 51,’ Receives 2017 Release Date
Corey Taylor’s newest book, America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside the Greatest Country in the World, has received an official release date. The Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman’s fourth venture into the world of literature will hit shelves Aug. 15, 2017 via Da Capo Press.
In Corey’s own words, the book will focus on “how bats—t crazy my country is right now — in good ways and in bad ways.” Politics and social commentary will both be on the menu, and you can be certain that you’ll hear plenty on the 2016 election. “The fact that Donald Trump is still is viable candidate makes me want to eat my f–king shoes,” Taylor recently exclaimed. One look at the musician’s Twitter page will show a prolonged history of Corey’s frustration behind that statement.
The official description for Corey’s fourth book reads:
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.
Balancing humor, outrage, and disbelief, Taylor examines the rotting core of America, evaluating everything from politics and race relations to family and “man buns.” By continuing the wave of moral outrage begun in ‘You’re Making Me Hate You,’ Taylor skewers contemporary America in his own signature style.
Corey Taylor is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, Seven Deadly Sins and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven. Taylor’s most recent book, You’re Making Me Hate You, was published in July 2015.
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