The Who's Pete Townshend will celebrate the publication's of his long-in-the-works autobiography, Who I Am, next month by making appearances in several U.S. cities to sign copies of the book. On October 8, the day that the memoir hits stores, the rock legend will participate in a Q&A session at the New York Public Library. His book tour also will include visits to stores in New York City; Boston; and Ridgewood, New Jersey; as well as a stop at a library in Philadelphia.
The 544-page Who I Am will be available in hardcover, as an eBook and as an audio book. A description of the tome issued by the Harper Collins publishing company reveals that Townshend "wanted The Who to be called The Hair…smashed his first guitar onstage, in 1964, by accident…followed Keith Moon off a hotel balcony into a pool and nearly died…did too much cocaine and nearly died…drank too much and nearly died [and] detached from his body in an airplane, on LSD, and nearly died."
Here is Townshend's U.S. book tour itinerary, according to HarperCollins.com:
10/8 -- New York, NY, New York Public Library (Live from the NYPL Series)
10/9 -- New York, NY, Barnes & Noble (Union Square)
10/10 -- Philadelphia, PA, Free Library of Philadelphia (Montgomery Auditorium)
10/11 -- Ridgewood, NJ, Bookends
10/12 -- Boston, MA, Barnes & Noble (Prudential Center)
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