Just over two years ago, we posted that Paul Shaffer’s memoirs will be published in a book to be released in 2009. Well, you can now pre-order the book called “We’ll Be Here for the Rest of Our Lives: A Swingin’ Show-Biz Saga” in hardcover from Amazon.co.uk and other stores. It’s due to be released on the 6th October in the US, and on the 13th October here in the UK.
The description for the book on the official CBS Store reads;
From Paul Shaffer, lifelong music junkie, hipster, and longtime leader of David Letterman’s band, comes a candid, endearing, hilarious, and star-studded memoir of a life in-and love of-show business.
How does a kid go from a remote Canadian town at the tip of Lake Superior to the bright lights of Broadway and a gig leading the band on Letterman? This book is Paul Shaffer’s answer to that question. From playing seedy strip joints in Toronto, to his first legitimate job out of college-which found him working with future stars (and friends) Gilda Radner, Martin Short, and Eugene Levy-to being first musical director of the nascent Saturday Night Live and helping to form the Blues Brothers, to being onstage every night with Dave and playing with the greatest musicians of our time, Shaffer has lived the ultimate showbiz life.
Now, in this hilarious, entertaining, and candid memoir-in which he dishes on everyone from John Belushi and Jerry Lewis to Mel Gibson and Britney Spears-Paul gives us the full behind-the-scenes story of his life, from banging out pop tunes on the piano at the age of twelve to leading the band every night at the Sullivan Theater.