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Jagger’s Ghostwriter Calls His Time With Jagger, “Awful”

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JUL 04: Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Mick Jagger’s ghostwriter is dishing on his experience with The Rolling Stones’ singer.

Barry Coleman says he quit after an “awful experience” trying to write Jagger’s memoirs 30 years ago.

Coleman says Jagger was not into the project explaining, “We had one conversation, then he stopped returning my calls.  Then the publishers told me that they now had a deal for the U.S. market, but they needed the finished book within two weeks or the deal was off.”

Coleman went on to say that at that point, the book was “a pile of interview transcripts, and nothing related to recent years.”

He says, “Stitching everything together was an awful experience. All the big stuff was in there, there just wasn’t anything interesting said about it. There was always this sense in the transcripts that Mick was holding back, or trying not to hurt anybody’s feelings.”

Jagger eventually abandoned the project and repaid his advance from the publishing company saying the process of digging into his past “dull and upsetting.”

Have you ever had to work on a project with a dead-beat partner?


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