Simon & Schuster to Publish an Explosive Memoir from Bobby Hall, The Multiplatinum Recording Artist Known as Logic and the #1 Bestselling Author of Supermarket
NEW YORK, May 20 —Today it was announced that Simon & Schuster will publish an explosive memoir by one of the most inspiring voices of our generation, Bobby Hall—a.k.a. Logic. This Bright Future, which will go on sale September 7, 2021, is a raw and unfiltered journey into the life and mind of Hall, who emerged from the wreckage of a horrifically abusive childhood to become an era-defining artist of our tumultuous age.
A self-described orphan with parents, Bobby Hall began life as Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, the only child of an alcoholic, mentally ill mother on welfare and an absent, crack-addicted father. After enduring seventeen years of abuse and neglect, Bobby ran away from home and—with nothing more than a discarded laptop and a ninth-grade education—he found his voice in the world of hip-hop and a new home in a place he never expected: the untamed and uncharted wilderness of the social-media age.
In the message boards and livestreams of this brave new world, Bobby became Logic, transforming a childhood of violence, anger, and trauma into music that spread a resilient message of peace, love, and positivity. His songs would touch the lives of millions, taking him to dizzying heights of success, where the wounds of his childhood and the perils of Internet fame would nearly be his undoing.
“I wrote this book for two reasons,” says Hall. “The first, selfishly, was to use this as a therapeutic experience, to collect my stories and thoughts on my life, and distill them into one crystal clear understanding of where I came from and how I got where I am. The second was to reach out to anyone out there who may have had a life as difficult and dysfunctional as mine to let them know that they’re not alone and there’s always hope for a better tomorrow.”
A landmark achievement in an already remarkable career, This Bright Future looks back on Bobby’s extraordinary life with lacerating humor and fearless honesty. Heart-wrenching yet ultimately uplifting, this book completes the incredible true story and transformation of a human being who, against all odds, refused to be broken.
Stuart Roberts, Senior Editor at Simon & Schuster, acquired world, audio, first serial rights from Sarah Passick at Park & Fine Literary and Media. Bobby Hall will read the audio edition of the book.
Bobby Hall, a.k.a. Logic, is a Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling recording artist, author, actor, streamer, and film producer. In addition to his three number-one albums, ten platinum singles, and billions of streams, Hall’s debut book, Supermarket, made him the first hip-hop artist to have a #1 New York Times bestselling novel.
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