Renowned Composer Philip Glass to Pen a Memoir

Philip Glass

Philip Glass just signed a contract to pen his own memoir. The composer, who sacrificed his personal life for his music career, will no doubt have an interesting story to tell. Glass’ most notable contribution to music involves the works he created with instruments such as the sax, synth, flute, and organ. His work is considered a cornerstone of the Chillwave genre. Glass’ personal road […]

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Jane Lynch’s Memoir, HAPPY ACCIDENTS, Coming in September

| Feb 2 | 1 Comment

The Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning Jane Lynch has landed a book deal to write her memoir. She’s currently a Glee fan favorite for her hilarious portrayal of cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, but Lynch has had a long career that includes The Second City, Christopher Guest movies, and Judd Apatow projects. Her memoir, Happy Accidents, will also focus on her sobriety and how she has […]

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General Stanley McChrystal’s Memoir Acquired by Portfolio

Stanley McChrystal

The upcoming memoir of United States Army General Stanley McChrystal has recently been acquired by Portfolio. The publisher, part of the Penguin company, nabbed the worldwide rights to the General’s forthcoming memoir. General McChrystal’s memoir is untitled at this point but is expected to be ready for publishing in 2012. The book is expected to offer insight into McChrystal’s 38 year career in the U.S. […]

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Ex WikiLeaks Spokesperson Daniel Domscheit-Berg to Publish Memoir

Daniel Domscheit-Berg

Daniel Domscheit-Berg, the spokesperson for WikiLeaks, is expected to publish his memoirs in February. Domscheit-Berg was the second in command with the online whistleblower, the most public face of the group behind founder Julian Assange. Domscheit-Berg operated as the number two at WikiLeaks behind Assange, using the pseudonym Daniel Schmitt in the process. The rights to his memoir were acquired by Crown, a sector of […]

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Julian Assange to Publish Memoirs

Julian Assange

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has reportedly prepared and sold his memoirs for publishing. The founder of the document leaking website is set to deliver a manuscript by March. Assange sold his memoirs to UK-based Canongate and US-based Knopf. Both publishing houses are part of the Random House publishing group. Assange has made a name for himself through his WikiLeaks website which has angered […]

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Kidnapping Victim Jaycee Dugard to Write Memoir

| Sep 28 | 0 Comments

Jaycee Dugard, the California girl who was kidnapped when she was 11 and held captive for 18 years, is writing a memoir. According to Simon & Schuster, the still untitled book will be released next year. The memoir will cover the 18 years she spent living in her accused kidnapper’s backyard where she raised her two daughters. She will also talk about how she is […]

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Shania Twain To Write Memoir

| Sep 24 | 0 Comments

Rather than channeling her pain into sad country songs, Shania Twain has written a memoir chronicling her tumultuous life. Atria Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, will publish the still untitled book in spring 2011. In the memoir, Twain will discuss the tragic death of her mother and stepfather that led to her raising her siblings, her struggle to break into the male-dominated world […]

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What Do Keith Richards and Jay-Z Have in Common?

| Aug 27 | 0 Comments

The New York Public Library has released its calendar of events for Fall 2010 and there are two surprising names on it: Keith Richards and Jay-Z. Both musicians are publishing memoirs and will speak (in separate events) at the NYPL to promote their books. Jay-Z’s memoir, Decoded, is due November 16th. The book was written several years ago, but he has been reluctant to release […]

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The BBC Tries to Block Memoir by TOP GEAR’s ‘The Stig’

| Aug 26 | 2 Comments

Top Gear's The Stig

Some say he’s a former Formula 1 driver. Some say it’s Danica Patrick in drag. All we really know is that the BBC doesn’t want you to know the truth. The BBC, the network behind the popular TV show Top Gear, is suing HarperCollins over their plans to publish a memoir by The Stig. If you haven’t seen Top Gear, The Stig is an anonymous, […]

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Ricky Martin’s Memoir Coming in November

| Aug 23 | 2 Comments

Me by Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin plans to talk about his vida loca in a new memoir called Me, due out November 2nd. It has been a busy few years for Martin, who had twin sons via a surrogate in 2008 and publicly announced his homosexuality last March. In the memoir, he explores “life-changing decisions like coming to terms with his sexuality, becoming a father, and devoting himself to […]

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