Keith Richards Is Releasing A Children’s Book This FallBy: Tobias Roth - March 13, 2014
While it may seem like an odd move to a number of people, Keith Richards is writing a children’s book. It had been a rumor for a little while, which certainly got some people excited, and the news has finally been confirmed.
Keith Richards has had a bit of a wild life, to put it mildly, as one of the founding members of the legendary rock group, The Rolling Stones. With the announcement of his new book, it seems that he is trying to connect with a new type of audience, or perhaps have his old fans have something to read to their children, or grandchildren.
The book will be a collaborative effort between Richards, Barnaby Harris and Bill Shapiro for the writing portion, and will also feature illustrations by his daughter, Theodora Richards. It is due to be released this fall, and can be seen in stores on September 9th.
Speaking on the decision to write a children’s book, the famous rock guitarist said “The bond, the special bond, between kids and grandparents is unique and should be treasured. This is a story of one of those magical moments. May I be as great a grandfather as Gus was to me.”
Keith Richards inked a deal with the publishing company Little, Brown Books for Young Readers to publish his book, which will be titled Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar.