Andrew McMahon Announces New Memoir, ‘Three Pianos’
One year ago, Andrew McMahon revealed that he was using his time in lockdown to write a memoir. It looks like the writing went well, because today, Andrew officially announced that Three Pianos: A Memoir will be out this fall! You can pre-order it now ahead of its publication date of October 26, 2021.
Read the official summary for Three Pianos below:
From beloved indie musician Andrew McMahon comes a searingly honest and beautifully written memoir about the challenges and triumphs of his life and career, as seen through the lens of his personal connection to three pianos.
Andrew McMahon grew up in sunny Southern California as a child prodigy, learning to play piano and write songs at a very early age, stunning schoolmates and teachers alike with his gift for performing and his unique ability to emotionally connect with audiences. McMahon would go on to become the lead singer and songwriter for Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin, and to release his debut solo album, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, in 2014.
But behind this seemingly optimistic and quintessentially American story of big dreams come true lies a backdrop of overwhelming challenges that McMahon has faced—from a childhood defined by his father’s struggle with addiction to his very public battle with leukemia in 2005 at the age of twenty-three, as chronicled in the intensely personal documentary Dear Jack.
Overcoming those odds, McMahon has found solace and hope in the things that matter most, including family, the healing power of music and the one instrument he’s always turned to: his piano. Three Pianos takes readers on a beautifully rendered and bittersweet American journey, one filled with inspiration, heartbreak, and an unwavering commitment to shedding our past in order to create a better future.
You can learn more and pre-order Three Pianos from all the major book providers here. The hardcover edition arrives on October 26, 2021. It will be 256 pages long.
More From Andrew McMahon
Andrew’s last album, released as Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, came out in November 2018. Upside Down Flowers launched the singles “Ohio,” “Blue Vacation,” and “Paper Rain.”
More recently, Andrew surprised fans with a new song called “Get On My Wave” last summer. Then, kicking off 2021 on a high note, he released “New Year Song.”
Andrew’s music career started with the punk band Something Corporate. Together, they released three albums, a couple of EPs, live albums, and a greatest hits compilation. Andrew then formed the band Jack’s Mannequin, releasing another three albums, a live album, and numerous EPs. Since 2014, he’s performed as Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness. Under this moniker, he has three albums so far. He also shared a solo EP in 2013.
In 2005, Andrew battled leukemia. He offered a glimpse into this difficult journey in his documentary, Dear Jack, in 2009.
Are you excited to read Three Pianos: A Memoir this October? As longtime fans of Andrew, we at Hidden Jams certainly are! Keep checking back here for all the latest Andrew McMahon news.
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