It was 1994: postLiz Phair, midCourtney 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 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 forand lived happily ever after anyway.
PRAISE FOR EVERYTHING I'M CRACKED UP TO BE
""Trynin's terse, hilarious, you-are-there prose is as strong as her songwriting was. A-.""Entertainment Weekly (Editor’s Choice)
""An edgy, honest and bittersweet account of what it's like to be at the center of that storm . . . without a drop of self-pity.""Los Angeles Times