Grace Jones to Release Memoirs
Published Jun 29, 2015Way back in 1981, Jamaican-American polymath Grace Jones released a song called "Art Groupie" with the line, "I'll never write my memoirs." She's since had a change of heart, since the singer/actress/model has confirmed the September 29 arrival of I'll Never Write My Memoirs through Gallery Books.
The tome has been in the works for some time, having been initially announced in 2013. At the time, Jones said this about her decision to write a memoir despite previously denouncing the idea: "Since then, I thought, if I don't do it, somebody else will."
That's the front cover above [via The Hollywood Reporter]. The book will also include 16 pages of full-colour photographs.
Jones, of course, has had a very eventful life. She was born in Jamaica, moved to the U.S. as a teenager, and was signed to a modelling agency in New York by 17. She has lived in Paris, become a key player in disco and new wave music, appeared in the 1985 James Bond film A View to Kill and Conan the Destroyer, been married twice and had a son. She also worked extensively with Andy Warhol and spent time living with Jerry Hall and Jessica Lange.
An official description of the book reads, "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."
Jones is now 67 and still performing. She appeared at London's Barclaycard British Summer Time Hyde Park festival just a week ago.