by Lisa Schreiner
Corey Taylor is angry. He’s angry at you, he’s angry at me and he’s angry at himself. In his new book “You’re Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look at the Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left,” one might assume that the New York Times best selling author and front man of Slipknot and Stone Sour is endlessly complaining about what most of us see on our Facebook and Twitter feeds. However, reading the book felt more like a wake up call to society. Have we become so selfie-ish that we no longer consider what we’re subjecting our followers and friends to? Hashtags — once only known as the “pound sign” — have taken over punctuation, to end a sentence. Proper grammar and spelling have fallen to the wayside as “text lingo” takes over. And social media is just one peeve Taylor expresses in his humorous-yet-enraging book of observations.
From annoying drivers on the road to even more annoying fashion trends, Corey Taylor leaves no tirade unspoken. This isn’t a jaded prima donna writing a book of “Ew, OMG” instances. This is a person who has been around the world enough to rightfully point out the downward spiral that today’s world is heading into.
Taylor, who also penned “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven: (Or How I Made Peace With the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots & Cynics in the Process)” and “Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good”, doesn’t hold back when it comes to calling himself out either. In fact, he has a chapter dedicated to it.
“You’re Making Me Hate You”, published by Da Capo Press, is an enjoyable read that will have you nodding in agreement and chuckling at Corey’s expletive-filled, but justifiable rants.
“You’re Making Me Hate You” is available now for download or purchase on Amazon or at your local book retailer.
Corey Taylor is currently on a book tour coinciding with solo performances. You can find out what cities he’s hitting here.