In what his
publisher calls a record-breaking deal, British pop
superstar George Michael is working on a memoir to
come out in the fall of 2009.
says the book, currently untitled, will be an ''access all
areas'' story, with the 44-year-old Michael writing
extensively about his professional and personal life.
official with knowledge of the negotiations said the deal
was worth at least $6 million for British rights alone,
among the biggest publishing contracts ever for that
market, and at least $7 million overall.
promised HarperCollins a no-holds-barred biography, and it's
certain to be just that,'' the singer's manager, Andy
Stephens, said in a statement Wednesday. ''People
aren't stupid. They're beginning to notice that the
truth is more interesting than the stories the press come up
many hits include ''Careless Whisper,'' ''Faith,'' and
''Father Figure,'' has had several run-ins with the law, on
charges ranging from drug possession to lewd conduct.
Elton John, with whom Michael has performed onstage,
has spoken of a ''deep-rooted unhappiness'' in the
singer's life. (AP)