Tina Turner: My Love Story – New Book – Oct. 2018

Hi everybody,
As I previous wrote, they are writing a new book about Tina Turner.
The sequel to “I, Tina” is called: “Tina Turner: My Love Story” and will be released in Oct. 2018.
From the press release we understand that there will be several untold stories including the story about a life-threatening illness a couple of years ago, that we, as fans, noticed and were very worried about.

What is also very exciting is, that Turner will be supporting the book’s publication with selected interviews and appearances as part of a “major, international” campaign from Penguin Random House. 
Something to really look forward to, because Tina is rarely seen in public anymore.

Tina Turner

Here are 2 of the articles about the new book.
The first one is from Simon and Schuster, who also will release an audiobook from this new book!

Atria Books to Publish Tina Turner Memoir in Fall 2018
NEW YORK, December 11 – Atria Books today announced that it will publish Tina Turner’s autobiography, titled Tina Turner: My Love Story, in October 2018. Written with collaborators Deborah Davis and Dominik Wichmann, the book will also be available from Simon and Schuster audio. It will be a follow up to Turner’s 1986 international bestseller I, Tina, and will chart the full, dramatic story of one of the most remarkable lives in music history, celebrating Tina Turner’s 60th year in music.

Tina candidly examines her personal history and reveals her happiest – and darkest – hours. Emphatically showcasing Tina’s signature blend of strength, energy, heart and soul, this is a thrilling memoir as compelling and entertaining as any of her greatest hits.

One of the best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has sold 200 million records, won 11 Grammy Awards and has set the stage on fire with every rock luminary from Mick Jagger to Beyoncé. Her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history.

Peter Borland, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief at Atria Books, acquired North American rights including audiobook from Scott Waxman at Waxman Literary Agency.

“My real story, in its entirety, has never been told. I wanted to talk candidly about the past and the present: finding love; my struggle with a previously undisclosed, life-threatening illness; and, thankfully, today’s happy endings,“ says Tina.

Peter Borland says, “The energy and honesty that have made Tina Turner one of the most dynamic recording artists of all time are evident on every page of this heartfelt account of her remarkable life. We’re thrilled to be publishing a book that is sure to inspire readers everywhere to seek out the love and happiness they deserve.”

Tina Turner

And the second one from the Bookseller:

Tina Turner’s memoir goes to Century for six figures
Tina Turner has signed a six-figure deal with Century to publish her autobiography next October.

The “definitive” memoir has been described as “dramatic” and “as compelling and entertaining as any of her greatest hits”, promising to showcase the singer’s “signature blend of strength, energy, heart and soul”.

Celebrating Turner’s 60th year in the industry, it will “candidly” chart her story, examining her personal history and revealing both her “happiest – and darkest” hours, according to Century.

Ben Brusey, deputy publisher of Century, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) in Tina Turner: My Love Story in a deal struck with Scott Waxman at Waxman Literary Agency, in collaboration with Looping Studios. It will be released in October 2018 in hardback, e-book and audiobook, alongside simultaneous publication with Atria Books in the US.

Turner will be supporting the book’s publication with selected interviews and appearances as part of a “major, international” campaign from Penguin Random House.

Although Turner published her autobiography I, Tina: My Life Story with Viking in 1986, she said her “real story” in full had never been told until now.

“My real story, in its entirety, has never been told,” she said. “I wanted to talk candidly about the past and the present: finding love; my struggles; and, thankfully, today’s happy endings.”

Brusey said: “We are enormously excited and proud at Century to be publishing Tina Turner’s wonderful book – it’s hard not to break into song and dance. Tina is quite simply one of the greatest artists and performers of all time, an inspiration to millions around the world. Her life story is explosive and utterly unique, and she writes with such energy and honesty. This book will be adored by readers around the world, and will undoubtedly be one of the publishing events of 2018.”

Tina Turner Interview and Clippings

Hi everybody,
Today we have some clippings for you.
First of all Tina Turner did an interview for the Italian journal “La Republica“.
It was in the newspaper of the 2nd of Dec. 2017.

La Republica - Part 1

La Republica – Part 1

La Republica - Part 2

La Republica – Part 2

I translated the most important parts. It is about the new “Awakening Beyond” album.
This is what Tina said:

What can fans expect from this album?
TT: It is a spiritual message. Let’s pray to make the Earth fertile again.
We (the Beyond team) try to lessen the thirst for spirituality of all people.
Let everybody be happy and in peace.

How important is it to promote the tolerance and dialogue between religions?
TT: Very important. Indispensable.
We all know what depression is in a world full of hate and misunderstandings.
Music is a language that can be a bridge between different cultures and religions.
If we pray we direct our energy in the same direction.
It is the only force that can change things. I am convinced of that.
My response to violence, now and in the time of my entire career, is music.
For years now we investigate the connection between music, healing and spirituality.
This album just is the last of our efforts to encourage dialogue, respect and meeting each other.
To conquer dissension in favor of a strong spiritual bond.
Love, compassion, kindness are essential qualities of a human being.
Too many people have forgotten true love.

Your career is no longer a priority. Tired of doing the same? Or discouraged by the expectations of people who always want an eternal sexy diva?
TT: I have done a good job as a rocksinger. I left a good musical legacy.
I made a lot of people happy with my songs. Now I go on with other things.

There also was an article about Beyond and her life now in the Corriere Della Sera from the 1st of Dec. 2017.

Corriere Della Sera

Corriere Della Sera

And an article about the new Beyond album at the Spettacoli e Cultura website:
Here is the most important part of the article:

Tina Turner said:
“Spirituality comes from within, and the experience of singing prayers enables us to unite in an area of love and respect.
As I see it, everything works, whether you do a prayer to the Lord or my Buddhist mantra Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.
I never separated my role as a rock singer from my private spiritual practice, because prayer has always been there, and prayer has helped me overcome the worst moments of my life. ”

And the the public realy loved the Beyond albums too: “What warmed me the most, during these years of Beyond, were the letters and the mails full of stories about healing and growth.
People have accepted these albums as an inspiration to help themselves and received comfort from it, but I also consider them as a way of doing something back for the world.”

Then there was an article about Tina Turner in the Jonathan Ross show in the Norwegian “Her og na” magazine from the 14th of Nov. 2017.
Nothing new, but I want to show it to you nevertheless.

Her og na - Part 1

Her og na – Part 1

Her og na - Part 2

Her og na – Part 2

Thanks Davide Bertocco for the Italian clippings! 😀