David Lynch to Cut Through the “Bullshit” in New Autobiography

Life & Work is slated for a 2017 release via Canongate.

Between stopping and starting production on the highly anticipated Twin Peaks reboot and founding his own MA program in Film, David Lynch has somehow found the time to dive into the dark corners of his unbelievable life for a brand-new memoir/autobiography. Simply titled Life & Work, Lynch is collaborating on the literary project with Kristine McKenna—an well-regarded arts journalist and longtime friend of the director.

While most famous figures embark on telling their life’s story just to make a couple more bucks from the adoring masses, Lynch has a more direct reason for wanting to release Life & Work—he wants to set the record straight:

There’s a lot of bullshit out there about me, in books and all over the Internet. I want to get all the right information in one place, so if someone wants to know something, they can find it here. And I wouldn’t do it with anyone other than Kristine; she and I go way back, and she gets it right.

The book will feature biographical sections about Lynch based on brand-new interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues as well as the artist’s memories and thoughts about those responses. Lynch will be “essentially riffing on his own life.”

The final result of this creative riffing will be available at some point in 2017 via Canongate. No word yet on whether Lynch’s signature coffee endeavor will play a major role within the book.

(via FACT magazine)


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