John Fogerty is the latest rocker to sell his memoirs. Little, Brown and Company will publish the former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman's life story in 2014.
In announcing the news on Monday, Fogerty remarked, “The kid from El Cerrito (California) wanted to be the best musician in the world...accomplished that goal against all odds, only to have it fall apart on top of me. The songs and the music stopped; you didn’t hear from John Fogerty for years. All of this took its toll on me. I couldn’t write a song, sing a song. And it was so hard on me, all of the lawsuits and betrayals. I was personally fading away. My story will share the ups and downs and how it all affected me. The road back was a bumpy one, and I knew that it would take years to come out of it, but I did. Happily, I did, with my dear wife, Julie, by my side."
He added, “I have come to a place where I can look back and reflect on those stories and share what really happened. I am the guy who lived it, and you will hear me tell the story for the first time.” Fogerty will narrate the audiobook version himself. Next up, though, is his duets album, Wrote a Song for Everyone, which will be released in 2013.