Jerry Lee Lewis had back-to-back hits with "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire," was friends with Elvis, inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, had six wives (including to his 13-year-old first cousin once removed) . . . are you curious about the man behind the scandal and rockin' tunes?

If the answer is "yes," then you're in luck—because Lewis has signed a deal with HarperCollins imprint It Books, which will publish his memoir in 2012.

Press release author quotes are usually quite bland, but I had to smile at Lewis's statement about why he's writing a memoir:

I am ready to say a whole lot about why I lived my life the way I did. People can read it, burn it, or never give it another thought. Either way the truth is about to be told, and I'm the only man still standing who can touch it.

Will you check it out?

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