Corey Taylor discusses plenty of different settings in his book, but the 2 most significant places he discusses are Waterloo, Iowa and Los Angeles, California. Corey Taylor dedicates an entire chapter to Waterloo, a place that he wishes he could forget all about. Corey Taylor lived in a trailer park in Waterloo as a teenager. Taylor is hated, raped, and left for dead after an accidental overdose of cocaine. Above all else, this is where Corey Taylor discovers his passion for music.
Corey Taylor currently resides in los Angeles, California. This city is used as a comparison to what Taylor's life was like before. Additionally, Corey Taylor gets a kick out of making fun of all of the stupid people living there.