Sinéad O'Connor turned 54 on Tuesday and marked the day by announcing the release of her memoir REMEMBERINGS in June of next year, saying, "This is my story, as I remember it. I had great fun writing it over the past few years."
The book is being published by Sandycove, an imprint of Penguin General at Penguin Random House UK, and is described as "a revelatory memoir of her fraught childhood, musical triumphs, struggles with illness, and of the enduring power of song".
A statement from the publishers added, "In REMEMBERINGS, O’Connor recounts her painful tale of growing up in Dublin in a dysfunctional, abusive household. Inspired by her brother’s Bob Dylan records, she escaped into music.
"She relates her early years with local Irish bands, completing her first album while eight months pregnant and soaring to unimaginable popularity with her cover of Prince’s Nothing Compares 2U."
The cover of the new book, a black and white shot of O'Connor taken by renowned photographer Herb Ritts, was revealed on Tuesday and Michael McLoughlin, Publisher, Sandycove said, "At Sandycove we are delighted and proud to reveal the cover of Sinéad’s book - an iconic cover for an iconic artist.
"REMEMBERINGS is a page-turning, honest and raw memoir, an extraordinary book by a truly original and authentic voice."
REMEMBERINGS by Sinéad O’Connor will be published in hardback by Sandycove on 3 June 3, 2021, priced €25.00. An ebook and audiobook edition will also be available.