Lisa Marie Presley's Memoir To Be Published With Help From Riley Keough
A posthumous memoir written by the late Lisa Marie Presley is set to be published in this fall.
Publisher Random House announced that the untitled book was co-written by Presley's daughter, actress Riley Keough (Daisy Jones & The Six) and will hit stores on October 15, 2024.
Lisa Marie Presley died on January 12, 2023 at the age of 54. The cause of death was later revealed as natural causes due to effects of a small bowel obstruction, following complications from bariatric surgery.
The late Presley reportedly asked her daughter to help write the book before her death. After she passed, Keough completed it using tapes her mother had recorded telling her story. Keough will narrate the audiobook version and also include “never-before-heard recollections” in Presley’s voice.
A description for the memoir reads, "Born to an American myth and raised in the wilds of Graceland, Lisa Marie Presley was never truly understood . . . until now. Before her death in 2023, she’d been working on a raw, riveting, one-of-a-kind memoir for years, recording countless hours of breathtakingly vulnerable tape, which has finally been put on the page by her daughter, Riley Keough."
Topics discussed in the book will be growing up with her father, Elvis, at Graceland, her “complicated” relationship with mother Priscilla, her brief marriages to Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage, and the tragic suicide of her son, Benjamin Keough, in 2020.
About the memoir, Keogh issued a statement, saying, "Few people had the opportunity to know who my mom really was, other than being Elvis’s daughter. I was lucky to have had that opportunity and working on preparing her autobiography for publication has been a privilege, albeit a bittersweet one. I’m so excited to share my mom now, at her most vulnerable and most honest, and in doing so, I do hope that readers come to love my mom as much as I did.”
Added Sanyu Dillon, President of Random House Group, “We are so honored to publish Lisa Marie’s memoir with Riley's thoughtful collaboration. Lisa Marie led a truly singular life, and we know this book, brought to publication with the guidance of her daughter, will be a beautiful legacy not only for her children but for the generations of people who have loved her.”