NEW YORK (AP) — The long-rumored memoir by Bono, U2’s frontman, is popping out Nov. 1.
Alfred A. Knopf introduced Tuesday that the guide, first signed up in 2015 however not formally disclosed on the time, can be referred to as “Surrender.” Reports that he had a deal date again to at the least 2019.
“When I started to write this book, I was hoping to draw in detail what I’d previously only sketched in songs,” the 62-year-old Irish singer and activist, born Paul David Hewson, said in a statement. “The people, places, and possibilities in my life. ‘Surrender’ is a word freighted with meaning for me. Growing up in Ireland in the seventies with my fists up (musically speaking), it was not a natural concept. A word I only circled until I gathered my thoughts for the book. I am still grappling with this most humbling of commands.
“In the band, in my marriage, in my faith, in my life as an activist. Surrender is the story of one pilgrim’s lack of progress . . . With a fair amount of fun along the way.”
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The guide’s subtitle is “40 Songs, One Story,” a reference to the construction of “Surrender”: 40 chapters, every named for a U2 music. The band’s many hits embrace “With Or Without You,” “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and “Where the Streets Have No Name.”
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