Ricky Martin is set to release his memoir, Me, on November 2.
Martin said in a statement Thursday that the project led him to extract memories that he had erased from his mind. He said the book was not easy but allowed for an “incredible spiritual journey.”
USA TODAY’s Cindy Clark reports that the Grammy-Award winning artist opens up for the first time about his early childhood, his experiences as a member of the boy band Menudo, and coming to terms with his sexuality. Martin also talks about being a father and his work with children around the world.
Martin has said that preparing to write the book was one of the reasons he decided to reveal earlier this year that he is gay.
There will also be a Spanish language edition released in Spanish the same day, titled Yo, which is Spanish for “I.”