Tag Archives: Memoir

This afternoon.

Bono’s 40-chapter (!) memoir called Surrenderis due out on November 1.

Bono sez:

“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. 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. I am still grappling with this most humbling of commands. 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.”

Surrender By Bono


Sunderland v Chelsea - Premier League[Man Booker Prize-winning novelist Roddy Doyle, top, and Ireland’s
assistant football manager Roy Keane, above]

Roddy Doyle is to write Roy Keane’s memoir, called The Second Half. It will be published this autumn.

The Bookseller reports:

Keane said: “I am very happy to be working with Roddy Doyle on this book, and look forward to the experience.”

Doyle said: “Ten years ago I was buying something in a shop in New York and I handed my credit card to the young African man behind the counter. He read ‘Bank of Ireland’ on the card, looked at me and said: ‘Ireland – Roy Keane.’ I’m delighted to be writing this book with Roy.”

Roddy Doyle to write Roy Keane memoir (The Bookseller)

Pics: The Inside Left and Irish Media Watch