Publishers Henry Holt (US) and Pan Macmillan (UK) announced that they will publish Elton John’s autobiography in 2019. The book will be the first and only autobiography written by the musician in tandem with critic Alex Petridis. It promises to be a “no-holds-barred account of Elton’s life and work.” Here’s a quote from John about the book:
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.