R. Kelly's autobiography Soula Coaster: The Diary of Me has been pushed to a spring 2012 release, a representative for publishing house SmileyBooks told the Village Voice this week.
Originally set to drop on November 15, according to online book seller Indigo, the book is Kelly's chance to address the highs (he's had thirteen Top 10 albums) and lows (child pornography charges, throat surgery) of his life and career.
"I'm tired of being misunderstood," the musician wrote in the autobiography's 2009 press release. "I will show you the tears, fears, and sweat. I will open my heart and reveal the good in my life as well as all the drama. I want to tell it like it is."
Soula Coaster: The Diary of Me was co-written by David Ritz, who has also written books with Grandmaster Flash, Ray Charles and Tavis Smiley, among others. The book's publisher, Smileybooks, is the PBS talk show host's imprint.
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