Bono has marked his 62nd birthday by announcing that he is to publish his memoir, Surrender, in November, with each chapter of his life story named after a U2 song.

The book, which has the subtitle 40 Songs, One Story, will be published around the world by Penguin Random House in hardcover, ebook and audio, with the audiobook narrated by Bono.

"When I started to write this book, I was hoping to draw in detail what I'd previously only sketched in songs. The people, places, and possibilities in my life," said the singer.

"Surrender is a word freighted with meaning for me. Growing up in Ireland in the Seventies with my fists up (musically speaking), it was not a natural concept. A word I only circled until I gathered my thoughts for the book."

Bono - "Surrender is the story of one pilgrim's lack of progress … With a fair amount of fun along the way" Photo: John Hewson

"I am still grappling with this most humbling of commands," he continued. "In the band, in my marriage, in my faith, in my life as an activist. Surrender is the story of one pilgrim's lack of progress … With a fair amount of fun along the way."

Bono has created 40 original drawings for Surrender. On Tuesday, an animated video based on some of the drawings was released across digital platforms.

The video is devoted to the Out of Control chapter in the book, where Bono tells the story of writing U2's first single on 10 May 1978 - his 18th birthday.

Publisher Penguin Random House added: "In his unique voice, Bono takes us from his early days growing up in Dublin, including the sudden loss of his mother when he was 14, to U2's unlikely journey to become one of the world's most influential rock bands, to his more than 20 years of activism dedicated to the fight against AIDS and extreme poverty.

"Writing with candour, self-reflection, and humour, Bono opens the aperture on his life – and the family, friends and faith that have sustained, challenged and shaped him."

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