Neil Young's Memoir to Blue Rider Press, New Penguin Imprint


Blue Rider Press, a new imprint at Penguin started earlier this year by industry veteran David Rosenthal, has signed its biggest book to date: a memoir by Neil Young.

“I felt like writing books fit me like a glove; I started and I just kept going,” said Mr. Young in a statement about his new book, tentatively titled Waging Heavy Peace. “That’s the way my Daddy used to do it on his old Underwood up in the attic.  He said, ‘Just keep writing, you never know what will turn up.'”

The book is planned for publication in the fall of next year.

While an executive at Simon & Schuster, Mr. Rosenthal also acquired and published Bob Dylan’s Chronicles, Vol. I.