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Neil Strauss Shares Outrageous Courtney Love Tale

The title of Neil Strauss new tome Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead, out today from It Books, is apparently something rocker Courtney Love was once willing to take very much to heart.

As part of his ongoing promotional activities for the compilation of expanded celebrity interviews, Strauss tells Radar Online that he and the singer almost came together for a once-in-a-lifetime posthumous ritual. If not for the fact that the journalist-author was saying no at the time to drugs, things might have turned out very differently:

“She was serious when she made the offer,” Strauss revealed. “She actually said she would offer his [Kurt Cobain] ashes to me first to snort and then said she would like them to. But the idea was nixed as I don’t do coke.”

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Time: Joel Stein tries to show up Sarah Palin by writing a quickie memoir with the help of ghostwriter Neil Strauss. “We both figured it was going to take a lot of searching to find anything interesting about my life, but within half an hour I was unabashedly thrilled by my own adventures,” Stein writes. “Far stranger, Strauss was too. In addition to superfast writing and the ability to mimic other people’s voices, his artistic gift is that he finds everything interesting.”