Credit: Joseph GuayAs previously reported, Elton John will publish a candid memoir detailing his incredible life. Now we’ve got a few more details about the book.

The as-yet-untitled autobiography will arrive in 2019. In a statement, Elton says, “I’m not prone to being a nostalgic person. I’m often accused of only looking forward to my next gig or creative project. It’s come as quite a surprise how cathartic I am finding the process of writing my memoirs.”

He explains, “As I look back, I realize what a crazy life I have had the extreme privilege of living. I have grown up in a period of extraordinary change in our world — and have had the joyful honor of rubbing shoulders and working with so many of the people at the heart of these changes. My life has been one helluva rollercoaster ride and it’s still lumbering on. I hope readers will enjoy the ride too.”

An executive at the book’s U.S. publisher, Henry Holt, says in a statement, “Sure we know the lyrics to all [Elton’s] signature songs, but we love him just as much for his charity work, for his wide circle of friends, including royalty, for his supremely unforgettable outrageousness and sense of style and humor, and for his irresistible likability. To publish this fabulous story in his own singular voice is thrilling.”

As previously reported, the book will be co-written with rock critic Alex Petridis. It’ll be John’s first official autobiography.

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