NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Billy Joel has penned some of the most timeless songs in history and now the Piano Man will be putting his words into a new tell-all book.
“The Book Of Joel” — which will be released on June 14 — will take fans on an “emotional ride,” publisher HarperCollins announced Thursday.
The six-time Grammy Award winner will cover everything from the writing of hit songs “Just the Way You Are” and “New York State of Mind” to his broken marriage to Christie Brinkley and his struggles with depression and substance abuse.
Editor David Hirshey said in a statement that “there is a lot in this book that he has never revealed before.”
HarperCollins also released the cover photograph featuring a moody close-up of Joel taken in the 1990s.
The Bronx-born singer-songwriter has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
In 2008, Joel performed the final concerts at Shea Stadium before its demolition.
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