I'll Never Write My Memoirs

I'll Never Write My Memoirs

Book - 2015 | First Gallery Books hardcover edition
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Legendary influential performer Grace Jones offers a revealing account of her spectacular career and turbulent life, charting the development of a persona that has made her one of the world's most recognizable artists.

As a singer, model, and actress--a deluxe triple threat--Grace has consistently been an extreme, challenging presence in the entertainment world since her emergence as an international model in the 1970s. Celebrated for her audacious talent and trailblazing style, Grace became one of the most unforgettable, free-spirited characters to emerge from the historic Studio 54, recording glittering disco classics such as "I Need a Man" and "La Vie en Rose." Her provocative shows in underground New York nightclubs saw her hailed as a disco queen, gay icon, and gender defying iconoclast.

In 1980, the always ambitious Grace escaped a crowded disco scene to pursue more experimental interests. Her music also broke free, blending house, reggae, and electronica into a timeless hybrid that led to classic hits such as "Pull Up to the Bumper" and "Slave to the Rhythm." In the memoir she once promised never to write, Grace offers an intimate insight into her evolving style, personal philosophies, and varied career--including her roles in the 1984 fantasy-action film Conan the Destroyer alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and the James Bond movie A View to a Kill .

Featuring sixteen pages of stunning full-color photographs, many from her own personal archive, I'll Never Write My Memoirs follows this ageless creative nomad as she rejects her strict religious upbringing in Jamaica; conquers New York, Paris, and the 1980s; answers to no-one; and lives to fight again and again.
Publisher: New York :, Gallery Books,, 2015
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476765075
Branch Call Number: 921 JON
Characteristics: xiii, 386 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Morley, Paul
Alternative Title: I will never write my memoirs


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Feb 19, 2018

Big fan since the 70's and on my bucket list I said I was going to see her in concert on my 50th birthday...voila I did in NYC Oct 2012 at the Roseland Ballroom for her Hurricane Tour and then Hurricane Sandy hit the next day...trippy huh!

Jan 20, 2018

Former "Disco Queen" and high-fashion trend-setter, Grace Jones tells (in her own words) the rip roarin' story of her life's up and downs in the brash and brazen style that her devoted fans have long become accustomed to.

Jan 08, 2018

Apparently - (As the story goes) - "I'll Never Write My Memoirs" is the very auto-biography that Jamaican-born, Grace Jones adamantly swore she would never, ever write - (But, I'm sure that all of her devoted fans are certainly glad that she did).

Delivered with her own special flair for "telling it like it is" - Jones (now 70 years old) breezes along briskly, recounting (with frequent candid relish) all of her life's ups and downs.

From a rebellious teen, to a high-fashion model, to a NYC disco queen, to an aspiring Hollywood actress, and beyond - Grace Jones (as you will quickly see) has always had an inherent knack for combining life with art.

So - Whether you happen to be a Grace Jones fan, or not - This decidedly colourful and, yes, often-amusing auto-biography (which includes a 16-page photo gallery) is certainly well-worth a read.

Oct 28, 2015

Amazing Grace! Every bit as complex, unexpected, fiercely frank, and captivating as one would expect her story to be. Definitely worth taking the trip.

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