*It’s now past the expected release date of R. Kelly’s autobiography “Soula Coaster: The Story of Me, Kelly” and it still hasn’t seen a bookshelf.
The book was scheduled to drop on Nov. 15, but now has been pushed back a few months with no guarantee of exactly when we’ll get to read it.
At the beginning of the month, Amazon.com announced the title, but it was quickly snagged, reportedly because the book won’t be out until some time next year.
Co-authored by award-winning novelist and writer, David Ritz, the book as spurred on some interesting commentary in the Twitter-verse.
Tweeters made fun of the book by proposing some tacky titles for the memoir, gleaning from his questionable past.
The 22-chapter autobiography was written with the help of David Ritz (Grandmaster Flash, Ray Charles, and Tavis Smiley), and will delve into the mind of the R&B crooner. Here’s a break down of the book:
Kelly shares his life story through episodic tales and exclusive color photographs, exploring his meteoric rises and sudden falls. From the crippling learning disorder that rendered him unable to read or write, to the teacher/mentor who prophesized that his destiny was in music, not basketball, we follow his evolution from Chicago street performer to struggling L.A. musician and beyond. Kelly reveals his hard-won ascent to superstardom and his battle to move forward after legal and personal ordeals that threatened to destroy his life. Now back at the top, Kelly recounts the surprising twists and turns that have taken him to new heights of maturity and artistry. Part memoir, part keepsake, “Soulacoaster” unlocks the door to R. Kelly”s story as only he can tell it, promising his fans an intimate and unforgettable ride.