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Sinéad writes memoir on 'troubled' life


Sinead O’Connor said writing her memoir was ‘great fun’

Sinead O’Connor said writing her memoir was ‘great fun’

Sinead O’Connor said writing her memoir was ‘great fun’

Sinéad O'Connor is to release a memoir next summer, her publisher has said.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books and Media announced that the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter's memoir, entitled Rememberings, will come out early next June.

The publisher is calling the book a "revelatory" account of O'Connor's life, from her childhood in Dublin through to such triumphs as her cover of Prince's Nothing Compares 2 U.

The book will detail the singer's many controversies and her struggles with mental illness.

It will also recount her infamous appearance on the US comedy show Saturday Night Live in 1992.

O'Connor tore up a photo of Pope John Paul II on the show in protest at what she called the Roman Catholic Church's attempts to cover up child sexual abuse.

She announced on Twitter last month that she was postponing her 2021 tour in order to enter a year-long treatment programme for trauma and addiction.


"This is my story, as I remember it. I had great fun writing it over the past few years," O'Connor said in a statement.

Deb Brody, the vice-president of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, described the book as a "personal account of a life both charmed and troubled".

O'Connor, who celebrates her 54th birthday today, is also known for her albums The Lion and the Cobra and I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got.

Her most recent full-length recording, I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss, was released in 2014.