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Brian Wilson announces autobiography

By | Published on Wednesday 13 April 2016

Brian Wilson

As he prepares to head out on his final European tour next month, Brian Wilson has announced that he will publish his autobiography later this year. ‘I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir’ is due out through Da Capo Press in October.

In an excerpt, Wilson writes: “My life has been written about over and over again, and that’s mostly OK with me. Other people can talk about my life. Sometimes they’ll get it right and sometimes they’ll get it wrong”.

“For me”, he continues, “when I think back across my own life, there are so many things that are painful. Sometimes I don’t like discussing them. Sometimes I don’t even like remembering them. But as I get older, the shape of that pain has changed … I’ve had a whole lifetime to take [these memories] in. Now I have a whole book to put them out there”.

The book has been written with Ben Greenman, who previously worked with Questlove and George Clinton on their own memoirs.

Read more from Wilson’s book here.