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Liz Phair is writing not one, but two books

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’90s indie rock star Liz Phair is getting into the writing game, and not in a small way: Variety reports that Random House has signed a two-deal book with the Exile In Guyville singer-songwriter, who recently toured as an opener for her old pals in The Smashing Pumpkins. To be fair, Phair’s lyrics were always a big part of her appeal: blunt, thoughtful conversations about sex, relationships, and other big topics, woven together somewhere at the intersection between rock and pop.

Phair’s first book, Horror Stories, is being described as a memoir, tracking her rise to and fall from fame, as well as “heartbreak, motherhood, and everything in between.” There’s no word on what the second volume will entail—Phair’s said she’s been writing essays and stories for years—but the rocker’s plans for it were apparently impressive enough to hook the publisher’s interest. 


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