Beach Boys member Mike Love will publish a memoir in the summer of 2016. The book is tentatively titled Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy. Love’s co-writer will be James S. Hirsch, who has written books about Willie Mays and Rubin “Hurricane” Carter.
“I’ve had an incredible life with a lot of triumphs, my share of heartbreak and some pretty amazing experiences,” Love says. “There are a lot of things I haven’t shared before, and I’m looking forward to opening up about my life and my work in this book. It’s a story about family, music, a country in transition, and audiences all over the world coming together in harmony.”
According to a press release, the book “will describe Love’s early childhood and family story, and that of his cousins Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, all founding members of the band, along with Al Jardine…. Love will share the story behind the group’s unparalleled hit-making in the 1960s, including the music that celebrated the California lifestyle as well as the recording of Pet Sounds and other seminal albums…. [He] will talk about his own spiritual journey through transcendental meditation, his complex relationship with Brian Wilson, and the enduring appeal of the Beach Boy sound.”