Keith Richards to release children’s book in September

Rolling Stones guitarist writes 'Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar' with daughter Theodora

Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones will release a children’s with his daughter, Theodora, later this year.

The guitarist will release Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar on September 9 after signing a deal with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Richards’ artist daughter Theordora has illustrated the picture book, which was co-written with Barnaby Harris and Bill Shapiro.

Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar is inspired by Richards’ grandfather, Theodore Augustus Dupree (known as Gus), who was in a jazz big band and provided inspiration for Theodora Richards’ name. Richards first wrote about his grandfather in his best-selling autobiography Life.


Speaking about the book, Richards’ said in a statement: “The bond, the special bond, between kids and grandparents is unique and should be treasured. This is a story of one of those magical moments. May I be as great a grandfather as Gus was to me.”

Richards became grandfather to a baby boy after his daughter Angela Richards gave birth to Otto Reed earlier this year (February 6).


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