The long-running rumors of U2’s flagship Bono are coming out on November 1st.
Alfred A. Knopf announced on Tuesday that the book he signed up for in 2015 has not been officially released. Surrender. He reportedly had at least one deal since 2019.
“When I started writing this book, I wanted to detail what I had previously only drawn in songs,” said Paul David Husson, a 62-year-old Irish singer and activist. “People, places, possibilities in my life. ‘Surrender’ is a word that makes sense to me. Growing up in Ireland in the 1970s (musically speaking) it was not a natural idea. I only circled until I collected my thoughts for the book.
“In the band, in my marriage, in my faith, in my life as an activist. Surrender is the story of a pilgrim’s lack of progress…. There is a slight sense of humor along the way.”
The book’s subtitle is “40 Songs, a Story”, which refers to the structure Surrender: 40 chapters, each named after a U2 song. Includes several hits of the band ‘Whether you have it or not,’ ‘Sunday is a bad Sunday’ And ‘Where the streets have no name.’