Billy Joel Cancels Memoir…Doesn’t Want to Talk About the Past

After everything the man has been through, it would have been an event to read Billy Joel’s memoirs.

Well now, the book, which was originally slated for release this summer, has been completely canceled.

According to the Associated Press, Joel has canceled the publication of his autobiography, ‘The Book of Joel,’ even after handing in a complete manuscript.  The Piano Man says,

“It took working on writing a book to make me realize that I’m not all that interested in talking about the past…The best expression of my life and its ups and downs has been and remains my music.”

The publisher, HarperCollins, confirmed to the AP on Thursday that they have the finished manuscript in hand but that they have been forced to cancel their planned first run of 250,000 copies due to Joel’s decision.

The book was said to contain not only the story of Joel’s rise to fame and fortune but also his failed marriages and substance abuse problems.

I would have loved to read about Joel’s life and all the ups and downs.  I guess this means we have to stick with the Greatest Hits album for now…

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