Artie Lange has signed a deal with Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone Books to pen his second memoir, Crash and Burn.
The book will come out October 29th, exploring his “near-fatal battle with heroin and alcohol addiction during his tumultuous comedic career.” Publisher Stacy Creamer negotiated the deal with 3 Arts Entertainment literary agent Richard Abate.
Sportscaster Joe Buck will contribute a foreword. Author Anthony Bozza will collaborate with Lang (pictured, via) on this project.
Here’s more from the release:
Crash and Burn reveals the stories behind Artie Lange’s drug-addled departure as a personality on The Howard Stern Show, his public implosions, such as his infamous guest appearance on HBO’s Joe Buck Live in 2009, and the story behind his apparent suicide attempt in 2010 for which he had to be institutionalized. Crash and Burn recounts the severe battle with depression Artie Lange endured while out of the spotlight and his hard-fought path to sobriety. Readers will learn how staying clean and sober is a challenge he faces daily.
Full Disclosure: GalleyCat editor Jason Boog will publish a book with Touchstone.