After the hard-back edition was released but before the paperback came out, it was reported that an extra chapter would be included with the paperback. It was then said to be too late to include it. Can't remember my source unfortunately.
Here's an official summary of the book:
From the worlds most controversial rock star comes his shocking, confessional and revealing life story. In The Long Hard Road Out of Hell, Marilyn Manson candidly and vividly recounts his metamorphosis from a frightened Christian schoolboy into the most feared and revered celebrity in America.
A cross-dressing grandfather, a sexually abusive neighbor, a brainwashing faith healer and a schoolteacher searching for satanic messages in rock songs are only a few of the characters who populate his bizarre childhood.
From backstage to jail cells, from recording studios to emergency rooms, from the pit of despair to the top of the charts, The Long Hard Road Out of Hell chronicles Mansons rise to fame at the price of his humanity and his descent through the circles of Dante's Inferno: Lust, Violence and Treachery.
His story is illustrated with dozens of previously unpublished photographs, and it features a behind-the-scenes account of his headline-grabbing Dead to the World Tour - vilified, banned and protested by politicans, preachers and parents alike. In his 29 years, Manson has experienced more than most people have - or would want to - in a lifetime.
Now if that doesn't make you want to read it, then what will? I look forward to the sequel.
Fansite mansonUSA has a few page scans and links to some of the LHROOH text here:
Manson book extracts, The Long Hard Road Out of Hell.
He mentioned, in 2002, that he's making a book as a keepsake of his paintings. It will also contain his artwork collaborations with Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein. Perou is also contributing photos to this I believe.
Illustrated, good quality art books tend to be expensive so start saving your pennies. It's a little thrill to have something tactile and visual to anticipate. But will it be forever sidelined like the Holy Wood book has been? There was meant to be a Holy Wood film too.
At the same time that the Holy Wood album was being previewed online, Manson released chapter 10 of the Holy Wood book via the official website. A photo of Marina Oswald was shown and, to reach the text, you clicked on Marina's brooch.
Even the Holy Wood book cover art was released.
For your edification, here is chapter 10 of Holy Wood.
Whilst editing the novel in August 2001, Manson spoke to Kerrang magazine:
'It's a fiction novel, most likely comparable with something like 'A Clockwork Orange'. The storylines are not similar in any way, but it's a social commentary and it takes place in a fictional time that's neither the past nor the present.
It deals with all the subjects that the record focuses upon: the value of children, politics and religion, violence as entertainment. I'm sure it will be greeted with great controversy and hatred, and I'm sure someone will read it and want to make it into a film. But my original idea of making it into a film the way I wanted to would never be possible. It would never be shown in a theatre; the images are far too grand, elaborate and violent.'