Riley Keough has announced she will release the memoir of her mother, the late Lisa Marie Presley. Keough, 34, captioned a throwback photo of herself and Presley in an Instagram post: “I’m honored to help put my mother’s book out for her. Her autobiography will be out in October with @randomhouse and you can pre order it now.” Lisa Marie started writing the memoir ahead of her passing, and it’s currently scheduled to be released on Tuesday, October 15; you can pre-order it: here.
Keough’s announcement comes nearly one year after the sudden death of Lisa Marie, the daughter of the late Elvis Presley and his ex-wife, Priscilla Presley. Lisa Marie died on January 12, 2023 at the age of 54, and according to an autopsy report, her death was caused by a small bowel obstruction.
Keough said in a statement per The Associated Press that she decided to release the memoir because “few people had the opportunity to know who my mom really was. I was lucky to have had that opportunity and working on preparing her autobiography for publication has been a privilege, albeit a bittersweet one. I’m so excited to share my mom now, at her most vulnerable and most honest, and in doing so, I do hope that readers come to love my mom as much as I did.”
The book’s official synopsis reads: “Born to an American myth and raised in the wilds of Graceland, Lisa Marie Presley was never truly understood … until now. Before her death in 2023, she’d been working on a raw, riveting, one-of-a-kind memoir for years, recording countless hours of breathtakingly vulnerable tape, which has finally been put on the page by her daughter Riley Keough.”
Lisa Marie is survived by daughter Riley, mom Priscilla, 78, and twin daughters Finley and Harper, 15. Lisa Marie shared Riley and her late son Benjamin Keough (who died by suicide at age 27 in 2020) with ex-husband Danny Keough. She shared Finley and Harper with ex-husband Michael Lockwood. Riley was named the sole trustee of Lisa Marie’s estate in May 2023.
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