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Jian Ghomeshi’s literary memoir to be published by Penguin Canada

Once he was the king of Spain, and soon Jian Ghomeshi can call himself a published author, too.

Rights for the CBC Radio host’s literary memoir, 1982, have been purchased by Penguin Canada publisher Diane Turbide. According to a press release, the book takes up the story of 14-year-old Ghomeshi, who donned eyeliner in an attempt to emulate David Bowie and win the heart of a cool, 16-year-old girl. Penned in the “style of two of his literary heroes, Nick Hornby and David Byrne,” 1982 is structured around 12 songs of the era, with a loose chronological narrative.

1982 will be published in fall 2012 under Penguin’s Viking imprint.

  • Paul

    I’m so glad it will be a literary memoir, and not one of those shallow genre memoirs.

  • Poetaster

    Yes, I hate shallow genre memoirs. Thankfully, it’ll be pure highfalutin literatoor emanating from his scriptorium.

    I wonder if JG wore the same expertly frayed ‘cool journo jean jacket’ in ’82.

    Any bets on BBT penning the literary foreword?

  • Allan Sorensen

    destined to be the silliest vanity piece ever written.
    How many government grants did Penguin get to publish this?

  • Staplegun

    Penguin does not receive government grants. So, zero.

  • KingofSpain

    Where’s the review?

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