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Publisher's Summary

The always-outspoken hard rock vocalist Corey Taylor begins America 51 with a reflection on what his itinerant youth and frequent worldwide travels with his multiplatinum bands Slipknot and Stone Sour have taught him about what it means to be an American in an increasingly unstable world. He examines the way America sees itself, specifically with regard to the propaganda surrounding America's origins (like a heavy-metal Howard Zinn) while also celebrating the quirks and behavior that make a true-blue American.

Balancing humor, outrage, and disbelief, Taylor examines the rotting core of America, evaluating everything from politics and race relations to family and "man buns". By continuing the wave of moral outrage begun in You're Making Me Hate You, Taylor skewers contemporary America in his own signature style.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Corey Taylor (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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Another amazing book from Corey Taylor!

Corey Taylor hits another home run with this new book. They just keep getting better!

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Too American

Perfect for Americans but a little too self interested for the rest of us unfortunately.

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CMFT

CMFT delivers his opinion on the states of The States and the United it should be

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white hating diatribe

This is hate speech against the white population. Plain and simple. Badly written. Poorly researched.

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  • Scott combs
  • 28-08-2017

CMFT does it AGAIN

Corey knocks another smart, riveting, informative, book out of the park. His use of adjectives and the like are quite entertaining and keep you turning page after page

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  • chris
  • 25-08-2017

I like his mindset

I liked the book. I've listened to all of his books and he has alot off the same mindset I have on life with obvious differences

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  • Beth
  • 19-08-2017

different

all in all out was a good read. a rapid step down from his usual but enjoyable none the less.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-08-2017

America needs more of this.

I'm almost certain you will disagree with or be offended by something in this book, but that's a good thing. Hearing other points of view is great and he has views and problems with both sides, it's not a one sided argument that one party will hate. Another great book by CMFT

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  • Abraham
  • 13-08-2017

Hilarious

Possibly his best book to date. Very political, in CMFT fashion. If you're republican or Pro-Trump, this book is NOT for you, Lol..ol

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  • Adrian Carey
  • 10-08-2017

Interesting political and social insight

Corey Taylor is one of my favorite people on earth. Ever book he writes contains a vast array of emotion, humor, compassion, and frustration. This book, like Corey's previous compositions, is an interesting referendum on political and social issues we face today, and it comes from a man with no shortage of real world experience and wisdom. You won't agree with everything he says, but you don't have to. Just calm the f*ck down and take it for what it is... one man's opinion. Thanks Corey, for everything you do.

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  • Nick Collins
  • 09-08-2017

Blunt truths about our blessed 'Merica.

Ok, so I read the fourth major book release by the one and only, Corey Taylor. (Shocked, anyone?) Yes, I am a major fan of this guy, and yes, I have given yet another 5 star rating to yet another book to a man who's books I've read at least twice each (excluding this current one), and yes, I listen to his music just about every single day I wake up above ground, and yes, my rating could be biased (more than likely is), but please hear me out on this one. (Aren't run-on sentences fun?)

America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside "The Greatest Country in the World" touches to soul of America with a rusty pitch fork. "Why such a vicious sounding description?" you might ask. Well, it's simple, really. Mr. Taylor touches on all main political subjects, from left to right, conservative to liberal, pro choice to pro life, the (often misconstrued) 1st and 2nd amendments, and even the thin line that teeters right in the center of each of these subjects, and then some. If you take your politics, views and beliefs the least bit seriously, this book will offend you. But I implore you to read it. There's a lot of good in this country, even now, and he won't let you walk away from this book without at least attempting to make you see that.

:::WARNING:::
If you do NOT like and/or understand sarcasm, or can not take the occasional joke (especially with some serious subject matter) please stop... this book won't be for you in any way. Go read Harry Potter or something. (Seriously, those are books are amazing!)

Just like a majority of American citizens, Corey is fed up with the status of their beloved United States of 'Merica. And not just the political climate itself, just the status of their citizens and society in the eyes of foreign countries. As usual, he leaves no reader unscathed in his bantering. From Trump supporters to Hillary supporters, Sanders Supporters to 3rd party supporters (and non-voters alike), racism, prejudice, police brutality, gun violence, religion, and the wearing of a man-bun, he will state something that will tickle you the wrong way. But not in a "you're wrong and I'm so very right" demeanor, but in a "let's have an open conversation and understand one another, no matter our differences, and agree to disagree, without lashing immature hate toward one another" point of view, which, let's face it, happens far too often in this day and age due to the ability to hide behind words thrown out in social media, and even face to face. (Aren't run-on sentences still fun?) That's the tone of this, and all books, Taylor has blessed the world with. The idea of opening a conversation, no matter how delicate the subject matter may be. Not a soul on this planet will ever agree on the same thing. Ever. Fact. But current and older generations are too lazy to toss on their big girl and big boy pants and accept this.

What Corey Taylor's work comes down to, is his ability to take some serious subjects, and toss around ideas with a serious tone, snarky sarcasm, humor and a bit of ALL CAPS yelling in tow.

I have stated in past reviews of Taylor's work that I do not agree with quite a bit of what the man says and believes, and this stands heavily true with this recent literary exercise. But I'll be darned if I didn't take away a few possible questions of my own immature points of view on subjects I may not fully understand. So, well done, Corey Taylor. You made me think, yet again.

Oh, and Mr. Taylor? I think you might owe some royalties to Frito Lay and their Cheetos brand. (I'm sure you can all make an educated guess as to what I mean here).

Read if you want, or don't. As Corey says in this book himself...

"Just because you have the right to say it, doesn't mean we have to listen, even if you type that sh*t in all caps." - Corey Taylor

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  • Keith william ables
  • 15-06-2018

CMFT is my hero

i love it! so sad when it was over
cant wait for the next one!

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  • Alden
  • 10-05-2018

Far exceeded expectations!

I'm a fan of Corey Taylor's music, yes. However, I use that in a loose sense of the word. I enjoy listening to Slipknot and Stone Sour a few times a year. I only say that to say that I didn't come to this book because of my fandom of the Author/Narrator. In fact, being a casual fan of his music probably deterred me more than helped my decision to get this book, because I was worried it would lack substance. I couldn't have been more wrong.

I was drawn to the book because I'm exhausted with the current state of the country. From politics to religion to just everyday conversation, the world is a mess right now. Corey breaks down the state of our country in such an eloquent (if not vulgar... come on, they're just words) way that I feel like it should be required reading for anyone before they're allowed to vote. It made me laugh, it made me tear up, and it taught me a few lessons along the way. I am hoping I can take some of the things I realized about myself while listening to this and not forget to apply them when the time is right. Corey reads the book with a passion that shows just how strongly he feels about what he's written. As much as I recommend reading it, the audio book gives it that much more power and emotion.

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  • Christopher Sanchez
  • 23-04-2018

Interesting and insightful ,

As I begin listening I thought to myself it's as if Corey Taylor's mouth is like this magical sarcastic paintbrush. as a fan of Hunter S Thompson I wish he could've been around to have read this as well, ( well I listened) but I'm pretty sure he would've enjoyed it as well. Thank you Cory for the insight and laughs.

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  • Janine Olivier Greener
  • 05-06-2018

CT's intellectual depth and honesty is amazing!

Corey Taylor For President! Why not? At least he would do as he says. And woe to those that get in his way. Down with the Cheeto!

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  • Christopher Charles Weatherley
  • 03-01-2018

Captivating From Start To Finish

Love Corey's outlook on life and politics.
There are many of us who don't blindly follow one ideal and Corey reasons in this great read why he feels the way he does giving us different answers and new questions and points of view about modern politics in not only the USA but most of the world.
Read it, doesn't matter which political or social back ground you are from he will open your mind to other ways of looking at the struggle wether you like it or not and with good old fashioned humour.

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  • Danny
  • 17-12-2017

corey for president!

I love me some corey Taylor, listened and read all his books up to now. big fan of his band's I've even seen them and him life. I enjoyed this even through I live in the UK. the message I got was be good people and be better then we are. thanks corey I look forward to your next book.

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  • Reece
  • 31-10-2017

The Neck

Corey Taylor being CMFT. If you like any of his other tomes then you will love this. Brutal honesty mixed with a great sense of humour.

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  • M. N. Cook
  • 18-08-2017

A must listen for any fan of Corey Taylor's books

Would you consider the audio edition of America 51 to be better than the print version?

I love hearing a book read by the author and Corey's voice is not just great for music but also telling stories and reading books

What other book might you compare America 51 to, and why?

Other Corey Taylor books

Which character – as performed by Corey Taylor – was your favourite?

Corey MF Taylor

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh and nod

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