David Lynch is working on a new memoir/biography-type project that’s expected to hit shelves sometime in 2017. The book, titled Life and Work, will explore a “lifetime of extraordinary creativity,” according to its UK publisher, Canongate, and will be written with the help of journalist Kristine McKenna.
As the Guardian reports, McKenna will pen the biographical entries, pulling from “interviews with about 90 of Mr. Lynch’s friends, family members, former wives, and artistic collaborators, including actors, agents and musicians.” She will also include “Lynch’s own reflections on these encounters,” as he looks back and “riffs” on his own life.
With this new book, the Blue Velvet director is hoping to clear up what he considers the “bullshit” stories about him floating about in the media. “There’s a lot of bullshit out there about me, in books and all over the Internet,” Lynch said in a statement via Canongate. “I want to get all the right information in one place, so if someone wants to know something, they can find it here. And I wouldn’t do it with anyone other than Kristine; she and I go way back, and she gets it right.”
Lynch previously published the autobiography and self-help book Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity, inspired by Transcendental Meditation, in 2007.
In addition to Life and Work, his much anticipated Twin Peaks reboot is slated to air in 2017.