Sting is putting the finishing touches to an autobiography which, he says, has nothing to do with his life as a rock star.
“It’s not a celebrity book,” he tells Parade magazine. “It only takes me up to age 25, when I was on the verge of making it. It’s really the story of my parents more than anything.”
Sting who, with his wife Trudie spends part of each year in the Malibu beach house he bought from Dallas star Larry Hagman, wrote the book after reading through the diaries he had kept and deciding to scrap them.
“I kept diaries all along the so-called rise to success,” he says. “I scribbled everything down – the mad rock star adventures, the exotic travel, the parties and the big names.
“I re-read them and thought, ’What was I on?’ They were useless. They told me nothing about who I was. I had to start from scratch.”