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Keith Richards To Write Children's Book

Tanya Mardirossian |
March 12, 2014 | 6:07 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

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Rolling Stones' guitarist, Keith Richards is set to write his first children’s book. 

The book will be titled “Gus And Me: The Story of My Granddad And My First Guitar,” published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. It will be available Sept. 9 on CD, ebook and hardcover. 

Richards wrote an autobiography in 2010 titled, “Life.” His new creation will cover his childhood memories, including how his grandfather encouraged and supported him with his music career as a guitarist. The children’s book will be illustrated by Richard’s daughter, Theodora Dupree Richards (named after Keith Richard’s grandpa, Theodore Augustus (Gus) Dupree). Richard’s daughter studied at New York Academy of Art and the School of Visual Arts.  

Gus Dupree was a jazz musician, by whom Richards was influenced. 

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