If you’ve ever wanted to be a fly on the wall inside the Elton John organization, the next best thing is coming — but you’ll have to wait a bit.
US publishers Henry Holt and UK outfit Pan Macmillan have announced that they’ll publish Elton John’s autobiography in 2019. This will be the first and only autobiography cowritten by the former Reginald Dwight and critic Alex Petridis, and word on the street is that it will be a “no-holds-barred account of Elton’s life and work.”
Says Elton, “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. As I look back, I realise 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 honour 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.”