Sly Stone's Memoir To Arrive Via Questlove's New Publishing Company—Soon

Sly Stone will release his first autobiography, Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin), on October 17 via AUWA Books and MCD/FSG. It will be available on hardcover, e-book and audio. The release marks the inaugural title from AUWA Books, Questlove’s new publishing imprint.

"One of the few indisputable geniuses of pop music, Sly Stone is a trailblazer and a legend," the description reads. "He created a new kind of music, mixing Black and white, male and female, funk and rock. As a songwriter, he penned some of the most iconic anthems of the 1960s and ’70s, from 'Everyday People' to 'Family Affair.' As a performer, he electrified audiences with a persona and stage presence that set a lasting standard for pop-culture performance.

"Yet his life has also been a cautionary tale, known as much for how he dropped out of the spotlight as for what put him there in the first place. People know the music, but the man remains a mystery. In Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin), his much-anticipated memoir, he’s finally ready to share his story—a story that many thought he’d never have the chance to tell."

The Sly and the Family Stone namesake co-wrote Thank You alongside Ben Greenman and was created in collaboration with Arlene Hirschkowitz, while Questlove penned the foreword. The book follows the “wild ride of a once-in-a-century talent” through the ‘60s and ‘70s—from Sly’s humble beginnings to the heights of stardom, his struggle with addiction and ultimate triumph.