Here’s a Shock: Courtney Love’s Ghostwriter Sues Over Memoir

Remember how Courtney Love was going to finally tell her life story? The Girl With the Most Cake–an autobiography that came with a $1.2 million advance from William Morrow/Harper Collins–was supposed to be out in late 2013. It never made it.

And now her co-writer, Anthony Bozza (who was hired in 2010 to work on the project) is suing for the rest of the royalties he believes he’s due. Fed up with waiting, Bozza wants the other $200,000 he says he’s owed in additional to the original advance of $100,000.

I’ve spoken to Courtney about the book a couple of times (including in January 2014, shortly after the manuscript was delivered) and she expressed a vague but real dissatisfaction about how the manuscript turned out. The Telegraph quotes her as saying  “It’s like me jacked on coffee and sugar in a really bad mood.”

There was word she wanted to switch co-writers, but never got around to formally dismissing Bozza.


Meanwhile, Courtney has received $400,000 of the $1.2m with the promise of more cash if a draft of the book ever got handed in. So far, nothing.

(Via the New York Times)



Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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