Jim Carrey has written a novel titled “Memoirs and Misinformation,” which will be released next year.
Described as a “fearless and semi-autobiographical deconstruction of persona,” Carrey’s novel will address topics including “acting, Hollywood, agents, celebrity, privilege, friendship, loneliness, romance, addiction to relevance, fear of personal erasure, growing up in Canada, and a cataclysmic ending of the world.”
Carrey co-wrote the book with novelist Dana Vachon.
“Jim Carrey has written a novel that is more revealing about his life than any memoir could possibly be,” said Sonny Mehta, editor in chief of Knopf. “It is a perceptive and highly entertaining book about the arc of fame, as well as a look inside the mind of an artist, the life that shaped him, and the world he inhabits.”
Carrey, who has plans for a book tour and various media appearances, added, without explanation that, “None of this is real and all of it is true.”
The actor’s credits include “The Truman Show,” “Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind,” the “Ace Ventura” franchise, “The Mask,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “In Living Color,” and several other movies and TV shows. His Showtime series “Kidding” returns for a second season on Feb. 9.
The novel will be published by Knopf in hardcover and ebook, and by Penguin Random House Audio. The book will be released on May 5, 2020.