Neil Young's Memoir To Be Published By Blue Rider Press
New York/Toronto - September 20, 2011 - Neil Young, one of the most iconic and important musical figures of the last half-century, will write his memoir, it was announced today.
Young's book, tentatively titled Waging Heavy Peace, will be published in North America by Blue Rider Press, a member of the Penguin Group, in fall of 2012.
World print, eBook, and audio rights were acquired by David Rosenthal, Blue Rider's president and publisher, from Elliot Roberts, Young's manager at Lookout Management in Los Angeles.
"I felt like writing books fit me like a glove; I started and I just kept going. That's the way my Daddy used to do it on his old Underwood up in the attic. He said, 'Just keep writing, you never know what will turn up'," Mr. Young said of his newest project.
"Neil's extraordinary music and his influence on American culture is singular," said Rosenthal, who also acquired and published Bob Dylan's Chronicles, Vol. I. "This promises to be a revealing, intimate book that will provide the window into Neil's life and career that fans and admirers have always wanted."