It’s never to early to begin planning next summer’s beach reading.
As was reported earlier this year, Lil Wayne is working with Grand Central Publishing to turn the diary he kept during his eight month Rikers stint into a memoir called Gone Till November. We being avid WeezyThxYou readers, we were very excited by the news. But then Lil Wayne got busy with his skateboarding and his t-shirt shilling, dropping mixtapes and sitting for bonkers depositions — just so many projects that we had forgotten about his writerly ambitions. And so it was a pleasant surprise to see that the project has finally come to fruition. Gone Till November won’t actually be out in November — rather, we’ll have to wait until May 14th, 2013 — but it does have a cover now, and it also appears to be available for pre-order on Amazon. Hooray!
According to the publisher’s description, Gone Till November dives into “the enigmatic mind of the biggest name in hip hop” via the “remarkably detailed journals of his thoughts, his feelings, the strange and colorful people he met, his plans, his family, his past, present and future.” We’ve already heard a little bit about Wayne’s time in Cell 23, mostly through the thoughtful letters he wrote and posted to his blog. For example, this July’08 rundown of a day in the life:
I wake up around 11AM. Have some coffee. Call my kids, and my wonderful mother. I then shower up. Read fan mail. Have lunch. Back on the phone. Read a book or write some thoughts down. Have dinner. Phone. Pushups. Then I listen to ESPN on the radio. Read the bible, then sleep. That’s my day.
Now, multiply that times eight-months, stretch it out over 288 pages, and filter it through the mind of the man that wrote the brilliantly tounge twisted raps in “A Milli” and you’ve got what got a book we very much would like to read.
“I definitely enjoyed the writing process and it was a lot different from just being in the studio with music,” he said in an interview with Billboard just before his release. “It’s more critical and personal. It was frustrating at times but for the most part it was beautiful, as it’s always beautiful to create.”
Lil Wayne’s Gone Til November Book Cover [NahRight]