12:14pm PT by Andy Lewis
Cee Lo Green to Pen Memoir
Cee Lo Green likes the sound of the "author."
The musician and The Voice judge is writing a memoir. Grand Central Books announced it had signed the multi-platinum multi-hyphenate star to write a book about his life to be published in 2013.
In a statement Green said, "FORGET YOU? After reading my book, there will be no doubt that I am meant to be. You will enter into the supernatural, the surreal, and extraordinary. As CeeLo Green, a.k.a. ‘everybody’s brother,’ I will make you a believer. I talk about art imitating life; YOU discover CRAZY.”
David Wild, the Rolling Stone contributing editor and television writer, will co-author the book. Singing partner Big Gipp will also contribute "insights" about Green. Wild is the author of He Is . . . I Say: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Neil Diamond, And the Grammy Goes To...: The Official Story of Music's Most Coveted Award, and books about Friends, Seinfeld, and TV showrunners.
“He dresses in sequined capes, performs with the Muppets and Madonna, and does 360° flips with a grand piano at his fingertips. Imagine all that outrageously unique and creative talent channeled into a book,” touted Beth de Guzman, Vice-President and Editor-in-Chief of Paperbacks at Grand Central Publishing who acquired the book.
Green is currently in his second season on the NBC's The Voice. As a musician, he is part of Gnarls Barkley and the Goodie Mob. He has won five Grammy awards, including for Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best R&B Song in 2012.
Dan Raines and Meredith Smith at Creative Trust, Inc. represented Green on the book deal.