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David Lynch hates all the ‘bullshit’, is writing a memoir

The Twin Peaks director will publish a book detailing the depths of his ‘inexhaustible imagination’

David Lynch has announced plans to debunk the “bullshit” myths surrounding his life and work – by releasing his first ever autobiography.

According to reports this weekend in The Guardian, Lynch will be teaming up with journalist Kristine McKenna to write his memoir – and, as can be expected, he's not taking the direct route. Rather than sticking to the classic life story format, the Eraserhead director will interview 90 of his closest friends and collaborators, in a bid to reflect and “riff” on his own life. 

“There’s a lot of bullshit out there about me, in books and all over the Internet,” Lynch said in a statement from Canongate, the book's publishers. “I want to get all the right information in one place, so if someone wants to know something, they can find it here. And I wouldn’t do it with anyone other than Kristine; she and I go way back, and she gets it right.”

The book currently has a projected release date of 2017, so will tie in nicely with the long-awaited Showtime return of Twin Peaks. However, if that's too long to wait for you, this isn't Lynch's first foray into the literary world. In 2007, the director published his first book, Catching the Big Fish, which focused on the practice of his much-loved transcendental meditation. So, if you just can't wait to climb into the creepy mind of the cult legend, then there's a little something to get you started. Just make sure you're careful in there.