Grammy Award winner, activist and actress Cyndi Lauper releases Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir. Written with journalist Jancee Dunn, the book will detail for the first time Cyndi’s tumultuous years growing up in Queens, the ups and downs of a career that has spanned over three decades, her conflicted feelings on fame and her advocacy of equality for all that led to the creation of her foundation, the True Colors Fund.
At 17, Cyndi left her chaotic home life with no prospects and no money. While taking jobs at the racetrack, as an I-Hop waitress and gal Friday, music was her refuge. She moved from band to band, playing small gigs and finally landed a solo deal. In 1983 she broke out with “She’s So Unusual” which earned her a Grammy for Best New Artist and made her the first female artist in history to have five top 10 singles on a debut album.
“Most of us think of Cyndi as the free-spirited girl who just wants to have fun and her many die-hard fans will be surprised to know her real life story,” says Judith Curr, Executive Vice President and Publisher, Atria Books.
“Sometimes I come off good, sometimes not so good,” says Lauper. “But I never wanted this book to be anything but my truth. It’s not about what people think of me, but what I learned along the way. And if telling the story of what I went through can help someone else, then it’s worth it.”
Cyndi will be making multiple appearances the week of September 17th to discuss her upcoming book – Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir – which is being released on Tuesday, September 18th!
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH
GOOD MORNING AMERICA
7:00 – 9:00 AM EST
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH
BARNES & NOBLE BOOK SIGNING
97 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007
6:00 PM EST
LEARN MORE >>
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE
11:00 PM EST
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH
92ND STREET Y – DISCUSSION WITH VALERIE SMALDONE
Kaufmann Concert Hall
Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, New York, New York
6:00 PM EST
BUY TICKETS >>
Visit http://cyndilauper.com/ for more info.