Piano Man tells all this summer

This undated image provided by HarperCollins shows the cover of Billy Joel's
This undated image provided by HarperCollins shows the cover of Billy Joel's "The Book of Joel" coming out June 14, 2011. The photograph of Joel was taken in the 1990s. (AP Photo/HarperCollins) (AP)
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The Associated Press
Thursday, March 3, 2011; 11:35 AM

NEW YORK -- The Piano Man will be bringing the news, good and bad, this summer.

HarperCollins announced details Thursday about Billy Joel's "The Book of Joel," coming out June 14. The memoir will take fans on an "emotional ride" from the writing of such favorites as "Just the Way You Are" and "New York State of Mind" to his broken marriage to Christie Brinkley and his struggles with depression and substance abuse.

Joel's editor at HarperCollins, David Hirshey, said in a statement that "there is a lot in this book that he has never revealed before." HarperCollins also released the cover photograph Thursday, a moody close-up of Joel taken in the 1990s.



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