Seven Deadly Sins

Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good

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Jul 3, 2012

Page Count

272 Pages




For the first time, Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor speaks directly to his fans and shares his worldview about life as a sinner. And Taylor knows how to sin. As a small-town hero in the early ’90s, he threw himself into a fierce-drinking, drug-abusing, hard-loving, live-for-the moment life. Soon Taylor’s music exploded, and he found himself rich, wanted, and on the road. His new and ever-more extreme lifestyle had an unexpected effect, however; for the first time, he began to actively think about what it meant to sin and whether sinning could–or should–be recast in a different light. Seven Deadly Sins is Taylor’s personal story, but it’s also a larger discussion of what it means to be seen as either a “good” person or a “bad” one. Yes, Corey Taylor has broken the law and hurt people, but, if sin is what makes us human, how wrong can it be?

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"Fans of the heavy metal band Slipknot will eagerly devour its lead singer/songwriter Taylor's first book, which displays a prose that perfectly captures the supercharged energy aggression, and outrageousness of Slipknot's music."
Publishers Weekly
"[Taylor is] a literary genius of this day and age...Seven Deadly Sins is full of hilarious and thought provoking metaphors, innuendos and references that need to be highlighted just so you can show your friends...I can not recommend this book enough. This a MUST-READ book."
Hollywood Music Magazine
"An in-depth argument for the redefinition of sin, meshed with personal stories from[Taylor's] childhood and career."
Metro New York and Metro Boston
"Corey Taylor is one of those people that just seems impossible good at whatever he chooses to pursue, and I have no doubt that this tome will reflect this fact."
Seattle Weekly
"With his literary debut, Corey Taylor delivers a unique spin on the rock star biography, foregoing the strip-mined territory of the rock and roll tell-all and instead incorporating tales of his excesses into an articulate, thought-provoking examination of sin, morality and the search for purpose...He combines his own life experiences with an intriguing examination of the seven deadly sins...His style is intimate and conversational, as if you're the last two standing after a long night out and he's sharing his deepest beliefs over the last cigarette of the evening...Loads of humor, colorful analogies and of course, some riveting stories of life in the fast line."
The Nervous Breakdown
"[Taylor] takes an f-bomb loaded crack at philosophizing on sin and an often astute look at modern society's folly."
Des Moines Register
"In this series of essays, based around the titular sins, Taylor espouses upon the lessons learned while going from 'an absolute crazy person' into someone more in control and reflective--but not pulling any punches. he can be both self-effacing and self-aggrandizing, but he presents a more worthwhile and even illuminating 'argument' than most of his peers could manage."
Oakland Press
"Corey is as matter-of-factly blunt as it gets. He is articulate enough to issue his point of view clearly and a good enough writer to render the stories of his life with great readability. I remember when I first saw a picture of him and his band mates in Slipknot. I read that they were from Iowa. I thought of all that flat space, the quintessentially American cultural dead zone they were ripping themselves out of and knew that they were very much for real. A lot of guys like Corey die young in America's abundant killing fields. They get shot in parking lots outside of bars, they overdose, hang themselves in basements or spend their lives in correctional facilities. Corey figured something out, figured out quite a few things, actually. He's an interesting guy, smart from hard lessons."
Henry Rollins
"A compelling read, the book is a refreshing journey through an age-old concept and its definition. The warts-and-all approach he uses in his lyrical approach is used in Seven Deadly Sins to winning effect."
AOL Noisecreep
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