See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody
by Bob Mould with Michael Azerrad
Cleis Press. 403 pages, $16.95
See a Little Light, titled after one of Bob Mould’s best-known songs, is not only an account of a particular time in musical history and one man’s career; it’s a coming-out story as well. And it has its fair share of drama. Born in 1960 and raised in the Upper Midwest, Mould recounts a troubled childhood with an alcoholic and abusive father, a litany of romantic relationships-gone-wrong, a steady history of substance abuse, and on-the-road brushes with death and calamity—sometimes harrowing, sometimes comical, and sometimes downright strange.