Courtney Love: The Real Story

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Courtney Love: The Real Story (ISBN 0-684-84800-7) is a biography of rock musician Courtney Love, written by Poppy Z. Brite.[1] The book, Brite's first full-length work of nonfiction, was published by Simon & Schuster in 1997. Though technically unauthorized, Love actually asked Brite to write the book, according to the biographer.[2]


  1. ^ Kennedy, Dana (10 October 1997). "Book Review: 'Courtney Love: The Real Story'". Entertainment Weekly. No. 400. Retrieved 2014-09-20.
  2. ^ "Biography". Poppy Z. Brite Official Site. Retrieved 2013-09-09. ...Courtney Love contacted me and asked me to write her biography... although she made clear from the beginning that she would not officially authorize the book, it was Courtney's idea.