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First Brian Wilson got a biopic. Now he’s penning his autobiography. The Beach Boy announced earlier this week that he’ll be putting out the book on Da Capo Press sometime in the near future. Wilson will work on the book with Rolling Stone and Men’s Health editor Jason Fine.

Though Wilson says he doesn’t “like to dwell on the bad times” because “it makes [him] sad in [his] heart,” he says he feels like it might be a good time to purge his brain and look back.


The book will tell, in Wilson’s words for the first time, “the epic highs and lows of his life,” including his bad relationship with his father, the loss of his mother and brothers, his fear of live performance, and how he struggled to make the Beach Boys less commercial. He’ll also address his very public bouts with drug addiction and mental illness.

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