I think this book was just as much a show as his stage persona is, therefore I couldn't entirely rate it high because I found the effort neither great, nor could I rate it low because it wasn't lacking. I think when I read this, when it first came out, Marilyn Manson was the freakiest thing on the scene, so it seemed like a book was his chance to put everything in to perspective. What could be more of a shock than a freaky rock star writing a book?
Well, the fact that giving in to commercialism and the expectation to even have a book, I suppose. Rawr. Rock ' roll, bitches. The Marilyn book was exactly what it was supposed to be when positioning the book to be marketed for sales. For a guy who makes a living shock-rocking us, I expected either a completely down played book giving us a serious view of his life, or else shock me with blood and guts. It did neither.