I'll Never Write My Memoirs
On Sale: September 29, 2015
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Legendary influential performer Grace Jones offers a
revealing account of her spectacular career and turbulent
life, charting the development of a persona that has made
her one of the world’s most recognizable artists.
a singer, model, and actress—a deluxe triple threat—Grace
has consistently been an extreme, challenging presence in
the entertainment world since her emergence as an
international model in the 1970s. Celebrated for her
audacious talent and trailblazing style, Grace became one of
the most unforgettable, free-spirited characters to emerge
from the historic Studio 54, recording glittering disco
classics such as “I Need a Man” and “La Vie en Rose.” Her
provocative shows in underground New York nightclubs saw her
hailed as a disco queen, gay icon, and gender defying
In 1980, the always ambitious Grace
escaped a crowded disco scene to pursue more experimental
interests. Her music also broke free, blending house,
reggae, and electronica into a timeless hybrid that led to
classic hits such as “Pull Up to the Bumper” and “Slave to
the Rhythm.” In the memoir she once promised never to write,
Grace offers an intimate insight into her evolving style,
personal philosophies, and varied career—including her roles
in the 1984 fantasy-action film Conan the Destroyer
alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and the James Bond movie
A View to a Kill.
Featuring sixteen pages of
stunning full-color photographs, many from her own personal
archive, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs follows this
ageless creative nomad as she rejects her strict religious
upbringing in Jamaica; conquers New York, Paris, and the
1980s; answers to no-one; and lives to fight again and again.
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