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Courtney Love's unauthorized biography

A quick look at the secrets revealed in ”Queen of Noise”

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One thing is for sure — the life of a lipstick-smeared grunge rocker is anything but dull. According to Melissa Rossi’s unauthorized biography, Courtney Love: Queen of Noise, the gravel-voiced Hole frontwoman has had her ups and then some. Love by the numbers:

Age at which Love first went into therapy: 2

Number of drugs — legal and illegal — Love has indulged in since: 14

Number of times Love has physically assaulted someone: 17

Number of fires she’s been in and/or started: 4

Number of Love’s near overdoses: 4

Number of different towns in which Love performed as an exotic dancer: 8

Amount someone offered her to ”dance” in Taiwan: $30,000

Number of times Love is described as being ”hysterical,” ”sobbing,” ”crying,” or ”breaking into tears”: 17

Number of times Love is compared to A Streetcar Named Desire‘s Blanche DuBois: 3

Number of times Love is compared to a cockroach: 2

Number of times Love is compared to Jackie Onassis: 1

Number of times Love appeared as an extra on TV: 1 (on Quincy)

Number of nannies Love’s child, Frances Bean, has had between birth (August 1992) and March 1994: 50

Number of times a cleaning woman has said of Love’s unkempt Seattle house, ”Satan lives here!”: 1