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Brian Wilson to come clean in new memoirs

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Apr 18, 2013 | 6:58am EDT

Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson is to tell the full, uncensored story of his life in a new memoir, 24 years after the release of his controversial 'autobiography' stunned the music industry. Critics were shocked when Wilson teamed up with a magazine journalist for 1991's Wouldn't It Be Nice: My Own Story, in which he apparently revealed a catalogue of childhood abuse at the hands of his father and admitted for the first time he had suffered drink and drug addiction and serious mental illness. Commentators questioned the validity of the book, as it was released while Wilson was under round-the-clock care of discredited therapist Eugene Landy, and the rocker himself later insisted he had not written the tome and had never even read the final draft. Now the Good Vibrations hitmaker has announced he is planning to release a self-penned memoir, titled I Am Brian Wilson, in 2015. In a post on his official website, a representative for Wilson writes the book will reveal "for the first time" his full life story, including "his tumultuous relationship with his father, the loss of his mother and brothers, his fears about live performance... (and) his remarkable personal and professional comeback from drug addiction and mental illness..."

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