Entries in The Book of Joel (2)


Billy Joel Scraps Planned Memoir

Jemal Countess/WireImage for Songwriter's Hall of Fame(NEW YORK) -- Fans looking forward to finding out all the details about Billy Joel's life will have to wait in vain -- he's canceled plans to publish his memoir.  The Book of Joel was due out in June from HarperCollins, but Joel has now decided to put the kibosh on the project.

In a statement provided to ABC News by his rep, the "Piano Man" said, "It took working on writing a book to make me realize that I'm not all that interested in talking about the past, and that the best expression of my life and its ups and downs has been, and remains, my music."

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Billy Joel's Memoir Gets Release Date

Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- The Book of Joel, Billy Joel's memoir, co-written with author Fred Schruers, will be in stores June 14, and according to publisher HarperCollins, it will cover the entire arc of the Piano Man's career, from his early struggles to his eventual superstardom.

He will discuss his troubled love life, including his marriage to Christie Brinkley, and his feelings about fatherhood, as well as the real-life events that inspired many of his hits.

Widely speculated is what he may say about Elton John, who recently made headlines for saying that Joel needed to go to a "serious" rehab program.

Readers are promised "an emotional ride."

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