Slipknot and Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor‘s fourth book, titled America 51: A Probe Into The Realities That Are Hiding Inside The Greatest Country In The World, will be published on July 11th, 2017 via Da Capo Press. Taylor said that the book will deal with “just how bats**t crazy my country is right now, in good ways and in bad ways,” adding to the Guardian that it will cover “everything from politics to social commentary. It’s going to piss off a lot of people in my country, but everyone else will love it.”
The book’s official description reads, “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 . . . 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.”
- Taylor published his third book, You’re Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At The Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left, in July 2015.
- The book acted as a commentary on society and pop culture in the style of the late George Carlin.
- Taylor’s first book, 2011’s Seven Deadly Sins: Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good, landed at Number 26 on the New York Times“Hardcover Non-Fiction” best sellers list.
- Taylor’s second book, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven, was published in the summer of 2013 and landed at Number 23 on the Times list.