EJW readers are aware that the Rocket Man plans to write his memoirs.
The UK publisher has just released more details. . . .
Pan Macmillan is delighted that they will be publishing the autobiography alongside their sister company Henry Holt in New York. This is expected to be available worldwide in 2019.
The pop maestro commented:
“I’m not prone to being a nostalgic person. I’m often accused of only looking forward to my next gig or creative project. It’s come as quite a surprise how cathartic I am finding the process of writing my memoirs. As I look back, I realise what a crazy life I have had the extreme privilege of living. I have grown up in a period of extraordinary change in our world – and have had the joyful honour of rubbing shoulders and working with so many of the people at the heart of these changes. My life has been one helluva rollercoaster ride and it’s still lumbering on. I hope readers will enjoy the ride too.”
The first and only official Elton John autobiography, is being written by the star, with writer and music critic Alexis Petridis, and will be a no holds barred account of Elton’s life and work.
Anthony Forbes Watson, Pan Macmillan MD, said, ”Elton’s life transcends classification and his wildly readable, deeply human story will speak to anyone and everyone, everywhere. We look forward to working alongside our close colleagues at Holt to make Elton the biggest worldwide publishing event of 2019.”
Jeremy Trevathan, Publisher, Macmillan UK, added, “Elton John’s memoir is a Holy Grail of book publishing. Publishers around the world have long contemplated the excitement and potential of such a wonderful project. When the material arrived we were overwhelmed by how authentic, open, charming and, yes, commercial it was. I’m more than proud that we will be working with Elton and David to bring out this fantastic book.”