Burt Bacarach Inks Memoir Deal with HarperCollins

By Maryann Yin Comment

Legendary musician Burt Bacharach has landed a book deal with HarperCollins. Bacharach will collaborate with journalist Robert Greenfield on the book, Anyone Who Had a Heart. Publication is set for November 2012.

Publisher Jonathan Burnham and executive editor Claire Wachtel negotiated the deal with Intellectual Property Group literary agents Amy Schiffman and Brian Lipson.

Here’s more from the release: “As powerful and moving as Burt Bacharach’s most unforgettable songs, Anyone Who Had a Heart will provide readers with a backstage pass to a world of show business that no longer exists. It will also give them an up close and personal look at the life of an artist whose incredible body of work has earned him a unique position in the American cultural landscape while also providing the sound track for the lives of millions of devoted fans all over the world.”

Bacharach’s book title shares the same title as his hit 1964 song. He composed the music and his long-time writing partner, Hal David, constructed the lyrics. Grammy-winning singer Dionne Warwick recorded the song. The song made its way into Top Ten lists in the United States, Canada, Spain, The Netherlands, South Africa, Belgium and Australia.