The Grace Jones story is coming this fall. OK. I am always amazed but some children do NOT know who Grace is. The model/actress/singer’s much-anticipated memoir, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs, will certainly set some of the record straight. Jones explains the title;
“I wrote a song called Art Groupie. First line said ‘I’ll never write my memoirs’ — that was a long time ago. Since then, I thought, if I don’t do it, somebody else will.”
The Jamaican-born Jones came to the U.S. as a teenager and worked as a model at just 17. She modeled in Paris for Yves Saint-Laurent, was roommates with model Jerry Hall (formerly Mick Jagger‘s lover and baby mama, you know) and had sleepovers with another former model, Jessica Lange. She came back NYC, released three albums, collaborated with Andy Warhol and was a fixture a Studio 54. She was also famously the muse of French visual genius Jean-Paul Goude (who helped Kim K and Paper break the internet recently) and had a third career as an actress, appearing in Conan the Destroyer (with Schwarzenegger) and as Bond villain in A View to a Kill.
The stories of her wild days are LEGENDARY. I had my own run-in with her not that long ago when my old pal Maripol had a book party. You can read it all here if you care, but the gist of it is she was mad I took a picture of them, smacked my iPhone out of my hand (twice) bit my cheek, and tried to grab my crotch. Should I ever write my own, that’ll go in MY memoirs. The book will published by Gallery on September 29. Watch the video below by Jean-Paul Goude and don’t be shocked. He plays with race, gender all in his own style and uses a willing Grace and her song, Slave To the Rhythm.