Sinead O’Connor’s memoir is due to hit bookshelves in March 2016, according to her US publisher, and the controversial singer promises the read will be just as candid and revealing as she is.
“I’ve never stopped expressing myself in my music, and now with a book,” she said in a recent press release. “I look forward to dishing the sexual dirt on everyone I’ve ever slept with.”
The “Nothing Compares 2U” singer’s past relationships include marriages to music producer John Reynolds, journalist Nicholas Sommerlad, musical collaborator Steve Cooney and Irish therapist Barry Herridge, whom she met online and wed in Las Vegas in 2011.
She has also been tied to Frank Bonadio, with whom she has a child, Irish columnist John Waters, musician Donal Lunny, Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Peter Gabriel. There’s been a rumor about relations with Liam Neeson as well – let’s see if he makes her list.
Blue Rider Press, the Penguin Group imprint that will publish the book in the US, said the autobiography will “cover the singer’s turbulent upbringing in Ireland; her breakout as an artist with 1987’s ‘The Lion and the Cobra’ and her nine subsequent albums; her controversial opinions and actions, as well as her personal and musical struggles and triumphs, through the present day.”
The 47-year-old singer promises the book will be overall very revealing.
Literary talent runs in her family – her brother is the famous Irish novelist Joseph O’Connor, and their sister, Eimear, is a scholar who writes on Irish artists.
“Sinead has led a singular life – both personally and professionally,” said David Rosenthal, Blue Rider Press’ president and publisher. Blue Rider Press also published Neil Young’s two memoirs.
The currently untitled autobiography will be published by Penguin Ireland in Ireland, Britain and Commonwealth countries.