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Brian Wilson writes his memoirs

Marlon James

The Beach Boys’ resident genius Brian Wilson will be publishing a memoir in October. I Am Brian Wilson, co-written with Ben Greenman, covers the songwriter’s life and career and will be released shortly after Wilson’s masterwork, the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, celebrates its fiftieth anniversary. In an excerpt from the book on Pitchfork, Wilson writes, “when I think back across my own life, there are so many things that are painful. Sometimes I don’t like discussing them. Sometimes I don’t even like remembering them. But as I get older, the shape of that pain has changed.”

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Tonight at apexart in Manhattan, Bookforum editor Albert Mobilio presents the latest installment of the “Double Take” series, in which authors, editors, and artists converse on a range of topics. This evening will feature discussions including Donald Breckenridge and Johannah Rodgers on Saratoga Park in Brooklyn; Stephen Tunney and Peter Wortsman on insomnia; and Colin Dickey and Lauren Walsh on photography and perception.