Cee Lo Green to Pen Memoir
12:14 PM PST 2/28/2012 by Andy Lewis
The singer promises a journey into "the supernatural, the surreal, and extraordinary" in the book due in 2013.
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.