Andrew McMahon’s Memoir Coming October 26th

Andrew McMahon

Andrew McMahon will release his memoir, Three Pianos, on October 26th. Pre-orders are now up.

Singer-songwriter Andrew McMahon pens his debut memoir, Three Pianos, to be published by Princeton Architectural Press on October 26th, 2021.  The searingly honest and beautifully written book tells of McMahon’s challenges and triumphs in both his life and career, as seen through the lens of his personal connection to three pianos.

As Andrew McMahon so aptly writes, “This is not a book about the music I have made, it is about how that music and the pianos I have called friends have helped me to make sense of the world. It is a story about family, disease, love and the hunger to be heard.” 

Three Pianos takes readers through McMahon’s quintessentially American story of realizing his dreams, set against the backdrop of life’s darkest challenges.  From a childhood defined by his father’s struggle with addiction to his very public battle with leukemia in 2005 at the age of twenty-three -- as chronicled in the intensely personal documentary Dear Jack -- Andrew McMahon’s Three Pianos is an ode to life, love and music. 

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McMahon hasn’t let the pandemic slow him down. He has two shows coming up in Detroit on June 18-19 and last year he headlined a tour of drive-in shows presented by Nederlander Concerts in Anaheim, CA, Monmouth Park, NJ Austin, TX and Chicago, IL celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Jack’s Mannequin album Everything in Transit.  He also released his newest track “New Year Song” produced by Suzy Shinn on the first of this year as well as “Get On My Wave” produced by King Tuff last summer. McMahon is currently in the studio working on new music.

About Andrew McMahon:
Raised on the East Coast and in the Midwest, McMahon began writing songs at age nine, drawing inspiration from singer/songwriter/pianists such as Elton John and Billy Joel. While still in high school, McMahon co-founded an early incarnation of pop-punk band Something Corporate, whose 2002 major-label debut hit No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart. In 2004, he formed Jack's Mannequin and then on the cusp of releasing the band's 2005 debut was diagnosed with leukemia at age 22. Eventually fully recovered, McMahon went on to release two more studio albums with Jack's Mannequin and established The Dear Jack Foundation, one of the first Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) specific cancer foundations which advocates for and supports initiatives that benefit AYAs diagnosed with cancer. In addition, McMahon composed songs for the NBC series Smash which earned him an Emmy Award nomination. In 2014, he released Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness which featured the gold certified single "Cecilia and the Satellite".  He has performed on the Today Show, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live and more. McMahon lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 12 years Kelly and their daughter Cecilia, for whom the hit song was penned.