NEW YORK (AP) — Questlove has its own book brand, and launches it with a memoir by one of the world’s most influential and enigmatic musicians, Sly Stone, frontman of Sly and the Family Stone.
“Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin),” named after the hit Sly and the Family Stone, will be released Oct. 17 under Questlove’s AUWA Books imprint, part of Macmillan Publishers.
The memoir is co-written by Ben Greenman and will trace Stone’s rise to the heights of stardom in the late 1960s through his long decline and near-demise from the music scene.
“For as long as I can remember, people have asked me to tell my story,” Stone, 80, born Sylvester Stewart, said in a statement on Wednesday. “I wasn’t ready. I had to be in a new mindset to be Sylvester Stewart again to tell the true story of Sly Stone. It’s been a wild ride and I hope my fans enjoy it too.
Other books slated for AUWA printing include “Handbook for the Revolution: The Essential Guide for Workplace Organizing,” by Amazon labor union activist Derrick Palmer, and “Hip-Hop Is History,” a timeline of hip’s first 50 years. -hop co-written. by Questlove and Greenman.
“I’ve been writing books for over a decade, so it seemed only natural to publish them as well,” Questlove said in a statement.
Grammy-winning musician and creator of the Oscar-winning documentary “Summer of Soul,” Questlove is also planning a film about Stone, whose other hits include “Dance to the Music” and “Everyday People.”
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