You’ll be able to read David Lynch’s memoirs soon

The acclaimed director is releasing a new book this month

David Lynch is set to release his memoirs later this month.

The acclaimed filmmaker released his first film Eraserhead in 1977. He has been nominated for two Oscars for the movies The Elephant Man and Blue Velvet and created the cult TV series Twin Peaks.

Now, Lynch has announced the release of Room To Dream a memoir-biography co-authored with journalist Kristine McKenna. The book will include his own thoughts about his life, work and more, while also featuring biographical writing from McKenna based on interviews with Lynch’s “ex-wives, family members, actors, agents, musicians, and colleagues in various fields who all have their own takes on what happened.”


The 592-page book will be published on June 19 via Random House. The publisher’s website describes Room To Dream as “a landmark book that offers a onetime all-access pass into the life and mind of one of our most enigmatic and utterly original living artists.” An excerpt of the first chapter is also available to read here.

Meanwhile, Lynch revealed a list of some of his favourite songs last year. He chose a live version of Otis Redding’s ‘I’ve Been Loving You Too Long’, Rebekah Del Rio’s ‘No Stars’, ‘She’s Gone Away’ by Nine Inch Nails, and Cactus Blossoms’ ‘Mississippi’.

He also discussed his feelings on musicians, saying he “loved” them. “They’re a lot like children,” he said. “They like to sleep late and have fun in life. No matter what colour skin or what culture or what country or whatever, when all kinds of musicians come together and play, they are one. It’s so beautiful, it’s a magical thing this world of music.”


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