Rick Springfield, Grammy-Award-Winner Recording Artist And General Hospital’s Dr. Noah Drake, To Write Memoir for Touchstone Fireside
(December 14, 2010) Grammy-Award-Winner, singer, songwriter and actor, Rick Springfield has signed with Stacy Creamer, Vice President and Publisher of Touchstone Fireside, a division of Simon & Schuster, to write his memoir. Springfield is best known for his 17 top 40 hits including his now classic #1 song, Jessie’s Girl, his role on ABC’s hit day time drama General Hospital as Dr. Noah Drake and a wickedly twisted version of himself on the Showtime hit series Californication. Late, Late at Night shares the extremely candid story of Springfield’s initial rise, subsequent fall and his rise again in the music and entertainment business as well as his life long battle with depression. Creamer acquired world English, first serial, and audio from Steve Fisher at APA. Touchstone will publish in October 2010. Aussie Springfield will be published in Australia by Simon and Schuster.
“Many of the things I have had to face in my life are universal issues; my lifelong battle with depression, fear of failure, self doubt and my journey to overcome these,” commented Mr. Springfield. “There have been ups and downs in my life, and reaching the milestone of my 60th birthday made me want to tell my story finally and honestly. I seized the opportunity to tell my story in my own words, so those who may be going through similar things in their lives, can take my experiences, grow from them and hopefully have a good laugh along the way.”
"As a longtime fan, I was naturally interested in Rick Springfield's memoir,” said Ms. Creamer, “Reading his pages I was instantly taken with his great voice, great stories, and charmingly self-deprecating wit. His utterly candid discussion of the serious depression he's battled throughout his life is both chilling and inspiring. With Late, Late At Night, you'll really have to add 'writer' to Rick's already impressive rock star/actor status."
To date, Rick Springfield has sold over 19 million records. His most recent studio album, Venus in Overdrive, released in July 2008, debuted on the Billboard chart at #28; his highest chart position since the mid 80’s. He maintains an active touring schedule, playing 90 to100 high-energy shows per year across the country. His tour dates also include a 5-day fan oriented cruise. This year, the 3rd annual Rick Springfield & Friends cruise is set to sail in November 2010. In 2005, Springfield returned to daytime TV’s General Hospital as the character he originated in the 80’s, Dr. Noah Drake as well as assuming an alternate character, Aussie rocker Eli Love. More recently, Springfield appeared on a 4 episode ARC on Showtime’s hit show Californication’s 3rd season.
Springfield’s official website, www.rickspringfield.com, is the home for his incredibly active fan base. He also has a strong online following on MySpace, Facebook and Twitter and even has his own official Rick Springfield iPhone app.
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