Cyndi Lauper to release her autobiography

The self-titled book will follow the 'True Colors' star's 'ups and downs'

Cyndi Lauper will be releasing her autobiography later this year.

The memoir is said to span the US pop star’s whole life, from her childhood through to finding fame in the 1980s with her hit singles ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ and ‘Time After Time’ as well as documenting the “ups and downs” of her career and private life.

Speaking about the book in a statement – via AP – Lauper said: “Sometimes I come off good, sometimes not so good.”


Cyndi Lauper was born in New York in 1953. She performed with a rockabilly band called Blue Angel before she released her smash hit debut solo album, ‘She’s So Unusual’, in 1983. She was named Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards and followed her multi-million selling first record with 1986’s ‘True Colors’. Her most recent album, ‘Memphis Blues’, was released in 2010.

In January of this year, Cyndi Lauper demanded that ‘True Colors’ be removed from a political advertisement which attacked US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. She revealed her decision over Twitter, writing: “Got a phone call saying my version of ‘True Colors’ was used in commercial trashing Romney. 1st, I never approved it. Not that I am a supporter, I’m not. But I wouldn’t have wanted that song to be used in that way. Whoever used my song should have asked, and 2nd, realized that Mr Romney can discredit himself without the use of my work.”

Lauper then confirmed that the advert had been removed and reaffirmed that she was not a supporter of Republican candidate Romney, and that she had not removed the advert for that reason.