If you know much about Keith Richards, you know that a lot of the stories about his life aren’t the most appropriate things for children to hear. Well, it turns out that there are a handful of kid-friendly stories in the life of the Rolling Stones guitarist, and one of them is going to be hitting bookshelves soon. Titled Gus & Me: The Story Of My Granddad And My First Guitar, the book is expected to be available in September.
Gus & Me takes its inspiration from one of the stories at the beginning of Richards’ memoir Life, in which he describes how his grandfather–a jazz musician–turned him on to music. The story will intertwine with elements of Richards’ own life as a grandfather, and family photos from his personal collection will also be included.
The book also marks Richards’ first collaboration with his daughter Theodora, who was excited at the prospect of working on this project with her father. “To be able to explore my father’s relationship with his grandfather was a gift in itself,” Theodora told Rolling Stone.”The whole process has been life-affirming.”