Doherty's Diaries Heading To Bookstores
Pete Doherty's intimate journals detailing his music career, battle with drugs and brief, turbulent relationship with Kate Moss will be published next year.Pete Doherty's intimate journals detailing his music career, battle with drugs and brief, turbulent relationship with Kate Moss will be published next year.
The diaries of the 27-year-old Babyshambles frontman, including drawings, photos, poems and film reviews, have been culled from 20 volumes of his personal journals. They will be published in hardcover in March 2007 by Orion Publishing Group Ltd.
Doherty's writings chronicle his rise from anonymity to celebrity, said Orion commissioning editor Ian Preece. "Some of it is quite funny," Preece told reporters. "But some of it is very, very dark."
Doherty's diaries date back to 1999, before he caught the attention of the media with the rock act the Libertines, now disbanded. The singer failed to attend an event at London's Boogaloo pub to celebrate the deal. He had been slated to read an excerpt from one of his poems.
"I've always wanted to have a book published and it's all very exciting for me personally," he said in a statement. "I am very happy ... to share a bookshelf with H.G. Wells, Ian Rankin and [former British soccer player] Stan Bowles."
Doherty was ordered by a London court into a rehabilitation program following his arrests for drug possession.
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