Jim Carrey is writing a book titled ‘Memoirs and Misinformation’ and will find the comedian taking on celebrity, acting, romance, and other subjects, with Carrey writing, “None of this is real and all of it is true.”
Carrey has co-written a novel with Dana Vachon titled Memoirs and Misinformation, which is described as a “fearless and semiautobiographical deconstruction of persona.” The book’s publisher, Knopf, went further in a press release, explaining that the authors “have fashioned a narrative about acting, Hollywood, agents, celebrity, privilege, friendship, loneliness, romance, addiction to relevance, fear of personal erasure, growing up in Canada, and a cataclysmic ending of the world — apocalypses within and without,” with Carrey himself adding, “None of this is real and all of it is true.”
Memoirs and Misinformation is slated to be released sometime next May, and Carrey plans to go on tour to promote it. In the meantime, Carrey returns to Showtime next year with the season-two premiere of Kidding on Sunday, February 9. Just a few days later he’ll return to the big screen as Dr. Robotnik in the Sonic movie, which was delayed after fans watched the trailer and really, really, really didn’t like how their beloved hedgehog was portrayed onscreen. (Oh God, the teeth. The teeth.) Hopefully, director Jeff Fowler’s decision to listen to the complaints of what Carrey called “the collective consciousness” ends up being a good call.
“Jim Carrey has written a novel that is more revealing about his life than any memoir could possibly be,” said Sonny Mehta, editor in chief of Knopf. “It is a perceptive and highly entertaining book about the arc of fame, as well as a look inside the mind of an artist, the life that shaped him, and the world he inhabits.”
The actor’s credits include “The Truman Show,” “Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind,” the “Ace Ventura” franchise, “The Mask,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “In Living Color,” and several other movies and TV shows. His Showtime series “Kidding” returns for a second season on Feb. 9.