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The high–octane, no–holds–barred memoir by Al Jourgensen, legendary godfather of industrial music and founder of Ministry.

Al Jourgensen wanted to be a musician but he became a rock star, and it almost killed him. During his career, Jourgensen has explored electronic, industrial, metal, punk, and even country music with Ministry, The Revolting Cocks, Lard, and other bands. Along the way, he engaged in all the rock star clichés of decadence and debauchery, even inventing new forms of nihilism. Despite all of this and heavy IV drug use beginning at age fifteen, Jourgensen managed to create seven seminal albums. After twenty–two years of heroin, cocaine, and other substance abuse, he cleaned up, straightened out, and found new reasons to live.

Filled with humor, heart, and tragedy, Ministry depicts a renegade iconoclast in an epic story of tempting fate, beating odds, and putting together the pieces of an unraveled life.

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