Miki Berenyi releasing memoir 'Fingers Crossed'
Miki Berenyi is releasing a memoir.
The beloved and brilliant Lush singer announced details behind her autobiography on social media yesterday. The 352 page hardcover book is titled Fingers Crossed: How Music Saved Me From Success.
Pete Selby of Nine Eight Books approached Berenyi two years ago and suggested she write a memoir. At the time she laughed it off, but eventually agreed and got to work. Berenyi said the preparation for writing the book was quite emotional - remembering her childhood and rifling through 30 years of photos, diaries, press clippings, and tour itineraries. But it all paid off - Fingers Crossed has been described as extraordinary, fearless, funny, beautiful, honest, and incredible.
From the press release:
"This uncompromising autobiography documents Lush's thrilling rise, dispiriting fall and subsequent bounceback, reliving the tours, recording sessions and problematic managers they experienced along the way. But at the heart of the book are Miki's own battles: the conflict between her mouthy public persona and her thin-skinned private identity; the trials of being a woman in an infuriatingly male world; the struggle to find a middle ground between safe indie obscurity and sellout international success. The memoir also explores Miki's complex relationship with Emma - one that has fluctuated between camaraderie and rivalry over the years - and addresses the most devastating tragedy of all: the suicide of her soulmate, Lush drummer Chris Acland."
Pre-order here or here. Fingers Crossed: How Music Saved Me From Success will be published on September 29th.