Mick Jagger has never released a memoir, but apparently he HAS written one.
A publisher named John Blake says he wrote a 75,000-word manuscript back in the early ’80s.
Mick got an advance of about $1 million, and was set up with a ghostwriter to help him out. Everything was going fine until the manuscript was rejected. The publisher reportedly turned it away because it was “too light on sex and drugs.”
Blake says the manuscript is great though. “It’s extraordinary. I compared it to, like, the Dead Sea Scrolls…It’s delicious, heady stuff.”
He’s been trying to get Mick to agree to release the book as-is, but the Stones front man isn’t interested. In fact, Mick doesn’t even remember writing it in the first place, and has no intention of releasing any sort of autobiography any time soon.
A few years ago, Mick said, quote, “If someone wants to know what I did in 1965, they can look it up on Wikipedia.”