The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde Is Publishing an Album-Style Memoir

Chrissie Hynde. Photo: David M. Benett/Getty Images

It’s a badass female-rock-star memoir free-for-all! Not to be outdone by Kim Gordon, Linda Ronstadt, or  Patti Smith, Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of the Pretenders, is set to release her own “literary memoir” on September 8. The book, to be published by Doubleday, will include “a surprise on every page,” according to her editor. And it won’t be just any memoir: “I’m approaching writing this memoir much the same way as I would an album,” Hynde says. “I hope it makes you want to dance, have fun, dig out some old records and maybe even root through your closet and dust off your guitar.” Well, we’re sold.

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