Tina Turner autobiography set for 2018 release
The queen of rock ‘n’ roll is writing an autobiography that will encompass her legendary musical career.
Atria Books announced Monday that it has acquired Tina Turner: My Love Story, a memoir co-written by Turner with her collaborators Deborah Davis and Dominik Wichmann, which will chart the full, dramatic story of one of the most remarkable lives in music history, celebrating Tina Turner’s 60th year in music. Topics covered will include everything from “finding love” to surviving a “life-threatening illness” she had not previously disclosed. Simon & Schuster audio is co-releasing, set for an October 2018 publication date.
My Love Story is being described as a follow-up to Turner’s I, Tina, which was eventually adapted into the celebrated biopic What’s Love Got to Do With It starring Angela Bassett. In the book, she famously revealed a history of severe, at times deadly domestic abuse against her by Ike Turner, her ex-husband, from whom she divorced in 1978. The book was a worldwide best-seller.
Turner’s career has spanned a half-century. She’s one of the best-selling recording artists in the world and has sold more concert tickets than any solo performer in history. In December of last year, she announced that she was working on Tina, a new musical that would be based on her life, with Phyllida Lloyd and Stage Entertainment.
Tina Turner: My Love Story will be published by Atria next October.