Gucci Mane Releases Autobiography, Hints Second Book On Its Way
It's been another big week for Gucci Mane.
Just last week he met with his favorite author Malcolm Gladwell for a special promotional event in anticipation of Guwop's forthcoming book The Autobiography Of Gucci Mane, and this week his book has been officially released.
Gucci explained to MTV News that he started writing during his 3-year stint in prison as "a way to kill time," but was surprised to find that writing prose came more easily than he expected. "When you're in prison, you don’t got nothing but time," he explains. "I just started writing, but then next thing I know, I've got 30, 40 pages."
"I learned that I can be more than a rapper," Gucci added about the self-discovery he experienced from his efforts. "I really feel I have a future in writing books if I wanted to do that."
And he's wasted no time in pursuing that future, as Gucci also revealed in his interview that he has plans for another book soon to follow – this one compiled from the large amounts of fan mail he received while in the pen.
"While I was writing this book, I had compiled all my fan mail. I wanted to just make a book of all my fan mail I received in prison, because [there were] some amazing letters I received," he explained. "Inspiring ones, funny ones, informative ones where people were telling me, 'This is the hot artist when you get out’ or ‘This is the hot producer you should collaborate with.'"
No timeline is currently set for Gucci's second book, but there is a confirmed release date for his 11th studio album Mr. Davis – Oct. 13 – and he's hinted that the album is an "audio version" of sorts of his just-released autobiography. To top it off, Gucci will also soon be married to longtime girlfriend Keyshia Ka'oir on Oct. 17, after proposing to her on the NBA Kiss Cam at an Atlanta Hawks basketball game last November.
"The autobiography, the wedding, new album ... it's just a lot," he says, summing it all up. "I'm blessed. This has been one hell of a year."