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Keith Richards To Write A Children's Book Dedicated To His Grandfather

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Updated 03/12/2014 5:18pm
Keith Richards To Write A Children's Book Dedicated To His Grandfather
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Christina Dogas Staff Writer @ChrissyyyDeee

“Everybody's got a different way of telling a story - and has different stories to tell,” Keith Richards once said in an interview with GQ magazine in 2011. The Rolling Stones guitarist will be publishing a children’s book that is dedicated to his grandfather. It will feature illustrations done by his daughter, who was named after his influential grandfather. She will be illustrating the book with pen and ink collages. Theodore Augustus Dupree played in a jazz big band and was the person who showed the “Human Riff” to music. The book will be titled Gus and Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar. Richards will not be writing the book alone, but with Barnaby Harris and Bill Shapiro. Not only will the book feature illustrations from Richards' daughter, but also photos from the Richards' family collection. The famous songwriter is no stranger to writing.  He wrote the first ten pages of his memoir, Life. Reportedly, the book netted him a $7.3 million deal and sold over two million copies worldwide. The children’s book is set to be released in September as a hardcover and an e-book by Orion Children’s Books. An immense moment in Gus and Me also appeared in Life, when Keith’s grandfather gave him his first guitar. What exactly influenced Keith Richards to write a children’s book? Well, he just became a grandfather for the fifth time.  The legendary guitarist said there’s a unique special bond between kids and grandparents, and it should be treasured. “The bond, the special bond between kids and grandparents is unique and should be treasured. This a story of one of those magical moments. May I be as great a grandfather as Gus was to me,” the famous guitarist said.

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