Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx Announces New Memoir 'The First 21'
"These are my 21, and it's my hope that they thrill and inspire you to invest in your own biggest dreams"
Published Jun 16, 2021Mötley Crüe co-founder — and three-time New York Times best-selling author — Nikki Sixx is publishing a new memoir via Hachette Books. The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx is due October 19 and will detail the musician's early years now that he's entered his 21st year of sobriety.
In a statement, Sixx said:
You've heard the tales of excess and debauchery. All the peaks and the valleys that came with rock and roll stardom and my life in one of the world's biggest bands. This is the story that you haven't heard. The one that led up to those stories. It's the intimate, personal story of how an innocent Idaho farm boy with a burning dream and desire — for music, for love and for fame — became the notorious Nikki Sixx. I believe our first 21 years have a lot to do with shaping who we become. These are my 21, and it's my hope that they thrill and inspire you to invest in your own biggest dreams.
We'll have to stay tuned to see if Sixx refers to himself in the third person in the memoir.
"Whether you're a Mötley Crüe and Nikki Sixx fan or not, if you're looking for a memoir that transports you back to the '70s and early '80s, and that — for those who lived it — will reacquaint you with the vinyl collection your parents threw out in the '90s, then this is your book," publisher Mary Ann Naples said in a statement, "and the larger themes of getting to know who you are and taking control of your identity certainly resonate now in the still-new 2020s."
This will be the rock icon's fourth autobiographical publication. Check out the cover for The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx below. It's available for pre-order here.