Personal diaries are thoughts and feelings that no one knows about except the author. They write about what they do not dare to tell those closest to them, and sometimes no one even knows what kind of person is actually hiding behind the outer shell. Especially when it comes to celebrities who are constantly in sight.
Modern media in abundance supply fans with information from the private life of stars: with whom they meet and disagree, how they dress, where they rest and what they eat for breakfast. But a personal diary is something more, it is not laid out in the public domain. Most often, we understand how our favorite actor or musician lived only after his death.
Read on Joy-pup, which worried and worried outstanding personalities who have passed away.
When the legendary frontman of the group "Nirvana" committed suicide at the age of 27, the world froze in sorrowful silence. Thanks to his bright talent and unique voice, Cobain has always remained an icon of rock music, and after his death, many people stubbornly searched for information that could explain his act. The Kurt Cobain Diaries, published in 2003, immediately went viral among fans: they desperately wanted to know what the idol was thinking.
A New York Times bestseller - hundreds of notes and drawings made with ink pen in different years, before "Nirvana" and already at the peak of the group's popularity. Lists, letters, manifestos, song sketches reflect the feelings of a musician who strove for a dream, and serve as his kind of autobiography. “If you're reading this, condemn me,” he wrote in one of his notebooks, which sounds even darker when we learn that his widow Courtney Love made $ 4 million from publishing the personal notes of the deceased.
The Cobain Diaries helped director Brett Morgan, who shot the documentary "Devil's editing" (Montage of Heck, 2015), to form an unbiased opinion about this person, without focusing on the status of a legend. If you still miss Nirvana, read the Diaries ... of its leader.
The unique, mysterious Nina Simone needs no introduction. The owner of a bewitching voice, performer of the angry hit "Mississippi Goddam" and the sensual classic "I Put a Spell On You" still influences world music and remains a symbol of the struggle for civil rights. Although the personal diaries of the singer, who died in 2003, were never published in the public domain, journalist Joe Hagan was able to read them seven years later and share his impressions in an essay for The Believer magazine.
“No one knew what she had to endure from her husband (Andrew Stroud, second husband and manager of Nina Simone, was an extremely cruel person). She has been keeping a diary since the 1960s - a small leather-bound notebook. Painfully frank, heartbreaking recordings of Simone, one after another, tell about her difficult fate, ”writes Hagan. “At times it seems that she felt immense relief pouring out thoughts on paper in the dark hours of despair.” We understand what an incredible power was hidden behind the external brilliance of Simone, through which she went on the path to fame - as a black woman, as the wife of a tormentor and a man who fought with bipolar disorder, finally diagnosed only 20 years after the first manifestations.
To learn how she lived outside of music means to become an involuntary witness of the tragedy, which is especially acutely felt in one of the recordings: “I am deadly tired and I understand that no one will help me - how unhappy I am, absolutely unhappy and terribly lonely. ”