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Ani DiFranco penning memoir of 'eventful and radical life'

She’s always had a way with words. And she’s lived a remarkable life since leaving home at the tender age of 15 to embark on a relentlessly against-the-grain career in music. It’s not surprising, then, that Ani DiFranco has inked a deal with Viking Press to publish her memoirs.

Viking told the Associated Press on Tuesday that the book, tracing her “eventful and radical life,” is untitled and has no firm release date.

In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, DiFranco discussed the difference between writing music and prose. "I am very excited about exploring this new kind of writing and making a book."

As singer, guitarist, songwriter, activist, independent businesswoman, poet, and passionate advocate for civil rights, DiFranco has shifted the shape of the world of music repeatedly over the course of the nearly 30 years she’s been making music.  In the process, she has sold millions of albums, all of them through her own Righteous Babe Records.

Email Jeff Miers at jmiers@buffnews.com

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