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Justin Timberlake is about to add author to his many careers. It was announced on Friday that the singer and actor will release the book Hindsight: & All the Things I Can’t See in Front of Me on Oct. 30.
Timberlake took to Instagram to share the news. “I’ve been working on this for a while now and I am happy to finally give you a first look at my first book,” the singer wrote, accompanied by a photo of him happily pointing at the book. “I’m looking forward to sharing these pictures and stories with you.”
Guys, I have some news! I’ve been working on this for a while now and I am happy to finally give you a first look at my first book, #Hindsight. I’m looking forward to sharing these pictures and stories with you. It’s coming out October 30th! Special thanks to @SandraBark, @MBierut and @HarperCollinsUS for making this happen.
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The book will feature a collection of personal images and anecdotes that reflect on his lasting career in the music industry and the inspiration he has found that helps continue his career.
“Working on this book was an amazing process for me,” Timberlake said in the press release. “My story has been filled with so many amazing people that have helped me become the artist I am today. Reflecting on those moments, spotlighting some of the important people and places that have informed my music, and getting the opportunity to share my story is something I am very grateful for.”
The book begins with a look into Timberlake’s childhood in Memphis, Tennessee. It will then reflect on his life as a member of ‘NSYNC and his transition into becoming a successful solo artist. The book will also give an inside look at Timberlake’s career as an actor, including the formation of many of his memorable Saturday Night Live skits.
“Justin Timberlake is a phenomenal force in the world of entertainment, and he is now turning his creative talents towards the making of an exceptional book,” said Harper president and publisher Jonathan Burnham. “[It’s] a fusion of text and images which reflect many facets of his life, from his sources of inspiration to the excitement of performance, from the ideas behind his lyrics to memories from his childhood.”
While the book will mainly focus on Timberlake’s career and artistry, it will also touch on his personal life. The press release announced that tributes to his wife Jessica Biel and their son Silas will be featured in the book.
“At this significant time in my life, I wanted to share the moments that helped make me the artist I am today,” Timberlake explained about the timing for the book. “I’m looking forward to sharing these photographs with readers, as well as my son.”
Hindsight: & All the Things I Can’t See in Front of Me was co-written by Sandra Bark and designed by Michael Bierut.
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