Hachette Book Group’s Grand Central Publishing imprint has penned a deal with Carole King that will facilitate the singer-songwriter’s memoir. The book, named Natural Woman after one of her most famous songs, will chronicle King’s life growing up in Brooklyn as well as her rise to fame.
The 69-year-old King has inked a staggering amount of hits over the course of her legendary career, including “I Feel the Earth Move” and “Up on the Roof,” as well as written material for a number of other artists, including doo-wop group The Drifters and The Shirelles, who were the first American girl group to achieve a number one single.
In a recent statement, Deb Futter, the editor-in-chief of the hardcover division for Grand Central Publishing, said, “It will be a thrill to bring her life’s journey to her devoted following who have waited so long to read her story in prose.”
According to the publisher, King’s memoir will hit shelves in April 2012.