Eric Erlandson is best known as cofounder, songwriter, and lead guitarist of the alternative rock band Hole, which he formed with Courtney Love, his former girlfriend. In Letters to Kurt (Akashic, $17.95), he writes an elegy to his friend Kurt Cobain in 52 prose-poem letters, in which he confronts his inner demons while offering personal reflections on food, drug abuse, death, and self-sabotage. "A touching and enlightening collection . . .” The San Francisco Bay Guardian.