News of a memoir penned by artist, model, and muse Grace Jones, has been circulating since 2013. Now, following the news of a BBC documentary about the legendary performer, we finally have a release date.
I’ll Never Write My Memoirs, which takes it’s title from a line from Jones’ 1981 track, “Art Groupie,” will be a candid and detailed look at the life and art of Grace Jones. The book will also include full-color photographs of Jones, who has been the subject of many iconic fashion and art images.
According to publisher Simon & Schuster,
As a singer, model, and actress—a deluxe triple threat—Grace has consistently been an extreme, challenging presence in the entertainment world since her emergence as an international model in the 1970s. Celebrated for her audacious talent and trailblazing style, Grace became one of the most unforgettable, free-spirited characters to emerge from the historic Studio 54, recording glittering disco classics such as “I Need a Man” and “La Vie en Rose.” Her provocative shows in underground New York nightclubs saw her hailed as a disco queen, gay icon, and gender defying iconoclast.
In 1980, the always ambitious Grace escaped a crowded disco scene to pursue more experimental interests. Her music also broke free, blending house, reggae, and electronica into a timeless hybrid that led to classic hits such as “Pull Up to the Bumper” and “Slave to the Rhythm.” In the memoir she once promised never to write, Grace offers an intimate insight into her evolving style, personal philosophies, and varied career—including her roles in the 1984 fantasy-action film Conan the Destroyer alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and the James Bond movie A View to a Kill.
Featuring sixteen pages of stunning full-color photographs, many from her own personal archive, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs follows this ageless creative nomad as she rejects her strict religious upbringing in Jamaica; conquers New York, Paris, and the 1980s; answers to no-one; and lives to fight again and again.
I’ll Never Write My Memoirs hits bookshelves on September 29th of this year, and is currently available in pre-order.
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