Mick Jagger: writing an autobiography was upsetting and you’re never getting one
Mick Jagger has been speaking to 6 Music, and their chat roamed onto the topic of autobiographies. Jagger explained that there was a definite plus point to writing one: “It was a thing that people started doing, writing… I think in the ’80s I started it and I was offered a lot of money, the money was the seductive part of it!
The interviewer asked if the Rolling Stones singer had done any writing for it during Corona, because as you might have notice the book’s never been published… and it turns out it’s never going to be:
“So when I actually started to get into it I really didn’t enjoy it…reliving my life, to the detriment of living in the now… It takes a lot of reliving emotions, reliving friendships, reliving ups and downs… It was all simply dull and upsetting, and there really weren’t that many highs out of it.”
“So I just said “I can’t be bothered with this”, and gave the money back to my publisher, and said that I’d do it another day. That was the end of it. I think later I said something stupid like I’d written it and couldn’t remember any of it, but it really wasn’t that: I just didn’t enjoy the process.”
He was equally firm when asked if he would ever restart: “Not any moment soon.”
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