Iggy Pop pitches his memoirs. No takers yet, but several pub houses are intrigued

By Matthew Flamm
Updated March 08, 2002 at 05:00 AM EST
Iggy Pop Illustration by Chris Pyle

James Jewel Osterberg — that’s Iggy Pop to you — is prepared to tell all about his life as the forefather of punk. Jim Fitzgerald, the veteran rocker’s New York agent, had already lined up meetings with six publishers when he spoke to EW. ”I’m sure he’ll be fully clothed,” jokes Fitzgerald, ”but maybe he’ll take his shirt off…. It’ll be interesting to see what each of these publishers wants the book to be — one sees Iggy as a logical extension of [”Naked Lunch” author] William Burroughs, another sees him as the progenitor of Marilyn Manson. As far as Iggy’s concerned, he just wants to tell his story.”