It was announced today that Rickie Lee Jones will release a memoir entitled “Rickie Lee.” Grove Atlantic’s Editorial Director Elisabeth Schmitz and Publisher Morgan Entrekin acquired the book from agent Andrew Blauner. Publication is scheduled for
November 14, 2017.
“I am a life-long admirer of Rickie Lee Jones and her distinct musical and storytelling gifts,” says Schmitz “Her prose is every bit as fresh and surprising as the poetry of her song lyrics. It’s been a thrill to work with Rickie Lee on her extraordinary life story.”
Rickie Lee Jones skyrocketed to fame in 1979, when as a yet unknown artist she appeared on Saturday Night Live, performing “Chuck E’s in Love,” in her trademark red beret. Time Magazine instantly dubbed her “the Duchess of Coolsville.” Since then she has gone on to win two Grammy Awards, appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone twice, and was elected one of VH1’s “100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll.”