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Beach Boy Mike Love writing an autobiography

Beach Boy Mike Love writing an autobiography
Mike Love of The Beach Boys is working on his autobiography. (Dave Allocca, AP)
If you're the kind of reader who likes to plan ahead, file this under "Beach Reads 2016": Mike Love, the co-founder of the Beach Boys, is writing an autobiography for Blue Rider Press, a Penguin imprint.

The book, with the working title "Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy," will be co-written with James S. Hirsch and released in summer 2016, according to a press release from Blue Rider.

"I’ve had an incredible life with a lot of triumphs, my share of heartbreak and some pretty amazing experiences," Love says in the press release. "There are a lot of things I haven’t shared before, and I’m looking forward to opening up about my life and my work in this book. It’s a story about family, music, a country in transition, and audiences all over the world coming together in harmony."

Love, 73, was a lead singer and lyricist for the Beach Boys, best known for his work on the band's earlier, more carefree songs, like "Fun, Fun, Fun" and "California Girls." He had a famously complicated relationship with his bandmate and cousin Brian Wilson, who left the band in 1988. Love co-wrote one of the band's biggest hits, "Kokomo," which hit No. 1 that year.

Wilson might beat Love to the bookstores though. It was

last year that his autobiography, "I Am Brian Wilson," is scheduled for release in 2015.

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