Mick Jagger’s life certainly seems like it would be an interesting subject for a memoir, but apparently the Rolling Stones frontman thinks otherwise.
Back in 2017, writer and publisher John Blake said he had an unfinished copy of Mick’s writings, which he said was “a little masterpiece,” but Mick never got around to finishing it, and it doesn’t sound like he’s interested in doing so.
During an interview with BBC 6 Music News, Mick said he started writing it in the 80s because “I was offered a lot of money,” but notes, “when I actually started to get into it I really didn’t enjoy it…reliving my life, to the detriment of living in the now.”
Mick says writing a memoir “takes a lot out of you,” and when he did it he didn’t find it “enjoyable.”
“It was all simply dull and upsetting, and there really weren’t that many highs out of it,” he explains. “So I just said ‘I can’t be bothered with this’, and gave the money back to my publisher, and said that I’d do it another day. That was the end of it.”
As for whether he ever intends to finish it, he says, “Not any moment soon.”
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