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Jakarta Post

Fariz to launch book on his life

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 14 2009   /  04:34 pm

JAKARTA: Singer-songwriter Fariz RM is stepping back into the spotlight but not with a new song. This time, he has turned out a book. The musician has written a book about all the events in his life which, he said, inspired his songs. He said the book, to be published by Kompas-Gramedia in March, is not a typical autobiography but a compilation of his thoughts on some 60 different life events, which he drew on for his compositions. "It's not a biography. For me a biography is boring. Most people remember only the very sparkling moments in their life no matter whether these moments were good or bad," he said. "It's a long work that I have been preparing since early in my career. But I chose only those *events* that really shook me up. I believe there is something behind every song that people deserve to know." Fariz, whose full name is Far...