Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Brian Wilson Autobiography Coming in 2015

Today, Da Capo Press announced it will be publishing the autobiography of Beach Boys guiding light Brian Wilson in Autumn 2015. Back in 1991, Wouldn't It Be Nice: My Own Story was published under Wilson's name as an alleged autobiography, though it has often been dismissed as the work of his shady therapist Eugene Landy. Brother Carl and mother Audrey testified before a judge that Brian hadn't even read the manuscript before it was published!

Perhaps Brian's new autobiography will shed some light on the veracity of his old one. This time he'll be getting some assistance from journalist Jason Fine (Rolling Stone; Men's Journal), and according to a press release on Brian, he "will describe, for the first time, the epic highs and lows of his life—from his tumultuous relationship with his father, the loss of his mother and brothers, his fears about live performance, and the struggles he faced to lead the Beach Boys away from surf music into experimental terrain to his remarkable personal and professional comeback from drug addiction and mental illness with the support of his second wife, Melinda. He will share a new level of emotional honesty never before expressed in earlier books about him."

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