- 26 Mar 19
The book will be officially released for purchase this October.
Sir Elton John has revealed the title and cover of his first and only autobiography after long awaited anticipation. The book is entitled Me and is set to be released in October, coinciding with the legendary performer's 72nd birthday celebrations.
The news comes from the iconic musician himself, who revealed the book in a video posted to YouTube. In the reveal, John shows off the cover, which features a black and white image of him in his younger years, and says: “This is the very first time anyone has seen this, apart from me of course.”
The volume will be published by Pan Macmillan and was written by John along with writer and music critic Alexis Petridis. Set for public release in the UK on 15 October, imprint Henry Holt publishing will release the book simultaneously in the US.
Pre-orders for the book were launched on 8 March and within hours it had entered the Top 100 on Amazon and had hit the Number One spot in Popular Music.
As part of the marketing campaign, the rock star will take part in a one-off signing event at Waterstones Piccadilly this autumn.
Pan Mac publisher Jeremy Trevathan promised an “incredibly frank, funny and personal story”. He said: "As a book, it just delivers more than any of us could ever have hoped it would. It’s honest, irreverent, moving, revealing and, for the reader, it feels like Elton is sitting there, looking you in the eye, laughing and talking to you directly - and it’s such a pleasure to be in his company. I absolutely guarantee that this will be THE memoir of the decade.”