Sinéad O’Connor announced on Monday (Dec. 7) that she will publish her memoir Rememberings via Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media next summer.
The Irish singer-songwriter recalls her upbringing in Dublin, which was soundtracked in part by her brother’s Bob Dylan records that provided her with an escape from her dysfunctional, abusive household. Throughout the book, readers will delve into her musical journey, from completing her debut album The Lion and the Cobra while eight months pregnant with her firstborn child to gaining international superstardom (and three Grammy nominations) with her cover of Prince‘s “Nothing Compares 2 U.”
Just last month, O’Connor wrote on Twitter that she was entering a year-long treatment program for trauma and addiction. “I grew up with a lot of trauma and abuse. I then went straight into the music business. And never learned really how to make a normal life,” she wrote on Nov. 10. Rememberings will not only examine her musical triumphs but also reveal her struggles with illness and “the enduring power of song,” according to an official press release with the publishing house.
“This is my story, as I remember it. I had great fun writing it over the past few years,” O’Connor said in a statement.
“Many years in the making, Sinead O’Connor’s Rememberings is a remarkably candid, intensely personal account of a life both charmed and troubled,” said Deb Brody, HMH Books & Media vp and publisher.
Even though it’s been six years since she released her last studio album I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss, O’Connor’s latest written material will be in fans’ hands soon. Rememberings will be available in hardcover, e-book and audiobook formats on June 1, 2021.