Ages ago I wrote a book news story about Keith Richards penning his autobiography. Since then it’s become public knowledge that the aging Rolling Stones axe man, who to me always seemed to take the “sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll” thing way too seriously, actually is quite a bookish fellow. He has a large private library, which he opens to friends, and is a serious reader. Whodathunkit!
Part of the PR tour for his autobiography, Life, will be a stop at good ol’ New York Public Library on October 29. Rapper Jay-Z also will discuss his own memoir, Decoded, on November 15. So you don’t think that NYPL is slumming it, Toni Morrison and W.S. Merwin also will be speaking there.
Keith, I never would have pegged you for a book lover (since you look like the walking dead); I salute you, sir, and shopped this for you.