Just finished reading Everything I’m Cracked Up to Be the new book by singer-guitarist Jen Trynin. Never heard of her, Jen Trynin was supposed to be the woman that brought attitude to womens rock. In the mid-90′s pre-Alanis, pre-Phair, pre-every other rock chick, there was a bidding war for Trynin.
Everything I’m Cracked Up to Be details what happpened and why Trynin isn’t an household name. Along he way you learn a lot about the music industry and how deals are made (and artists screwed). Highly recommended for music fans.
BTW – as you’re reading note that some names are changed. Most amusing is the name of the singer-songwriter Shalah!; no such singer exists. Shalah! is in fact Paula Cole. I always knew Cole was pretentious, but she doesn’t come out looking good in this book.