David Lynch is writing the memoir we've been waiting to read
As for everything David Lynch has done so far, you name it, and we’re obsessed with it. From his early work (Eraserhead) to his game-changing TV presence (Twin Peaks), and from his award-winning, bone-chillingly gorgeous mid-career movies (Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, the list goes on), to his brilliant and unexpected acting turn as Jack Dall on Louie (did we mention his musical abilities and his artwork?), we’re Lynch fans through and through.
We know, based on his body of work, that whatever Lynch takes on, it’s stamped with a distinctly Lynchian touch. And his upcoming memoir, announced this past weekend, is no exception.
Don’t expect this book to be your standard autobiography. Instead Life & Work, is being billed as a “quasi-memoir.” While Lynch will in fact write it, it’ll also include interviews with his close friends and family. Lynch will then add his own commentary to those interviews, and the book will serve as more of a “tribute” to the director/writer/artist.
“There’s a lot of [BS] out there about me, in books and all over the Internet,” Lynch explained in a statement. “I want to get all the right information in one place, so if someone wants to know something, they can find it here. And I wouldn’t do it with anyone other than Kristine [McKenna, a long time Lynch collaborator]; she and I go way back, and she gets it right.”
McKenna interviewed over 90 people for the book, and Grand Central Publishing who’s putting out the book, describes this interview/essay/commentary structure as a way to explain Lynch’s “lifetime of extraordinary creativity.”
Life & Work is expected to be published in 2017, and hey, guess what else comes out that year? Showtime’s revival of Twin Peaks! The publisher with the UK rights to the book, Canongate, believes that this timing is the “perfect moment to revisit some of the extraordinary highlights of his career.” Indeed.
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