Justin Timberlake Is Releasing a Vague Coffee Table Book Full of Pictures


Justin Timberlake has written (?) a book of sorts that contains, he says, lots of “pictures and stories.”

If you’re following, that means: it’s a book. People reports that the book, Hindsight: & All the Things I Can’t See in Front of Me, “features an ‘intimate collection of images’ and anecdotes that reveal how his past and present inspire his musical artistry.” (People also describes this project as “much-anticipated” even though I didn’t know anything about it until today?)

This intimate image collection (not a collection of intimate images) is out October 30 and seems to essentially be a photo-driven semi-memoir about Timberlake’s career and family. But will he talk about his hook-up with a Spice Girl? Janet Jackson? The correct spelling of *NSYNC? All the things we can’t see?

Some insight via People:

The book opens with pictures and insights into Timberlake’s childhood in Memphis, Tenneesee, according to the press release. From there it tracks the beginning stages of ‘NSYNC and the creation of his first top-charting single “SexyBack,” to what it takes to produce live shows and the formation of his popular Saturday Night Live skits. The book — co-written by Sandra Bark and designed by Michael Bierut — is a visual, inside-look at the artist’s life and creative process.


While the book mainly serves as Timberlake’s exploration of his artistic side, he also talks about family, according to the release. Hindsight includes “touching tributes” to his wife, Jessica Biel, 36, and their 3-year-old son, Silas. In the book, Timberlake shares how Silas’s birth “profoundly changed and humbled” him. For Timberlake, raising Silas has made him “think differently about his art and his place in the world.”

Nice, but sounds kinda boring.

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