Aaron Carter memoir delayed amid pushback from singer’s publicist and Hilary Duff
The memoir I.Q: How I Survived Autism is being delayed.
An unapologetic, unapologetic memoir from I.Q. on race, poverty, mental illness and self-doubt — and what it meant to be a black kid with autism.
Now the memoir, called I.Q., is finally being released. And, as it turns out, there’s been some pushback — not from I.Q. but from the publicist his parents hired.
The book is now being delayed, with a new print version due by the end of the year. But in a lengthy phone interview with “Extra” on Friday, Carter’s publicist, Sarah Burdette, revealed that the book is not likely to become a reality any time soon.
“This was certainly a very sensitive time for I.Q.,” she said. “There have been concerns, and of course I love him very much and want him to have a life beyond his autism, but there have been some, understandably, some concerns.”
“I was really happy when the book came out. So happy. So I’m really happy that they are releasing it.”
But Burdette said that there were a lot of “overwhelming requests from people” for a book that is not, first and foremost, about autism and challenges he faced growing up.
“So there’s been a lot of questions about it in the press, as well as on social media,” she said. “Really, there, like, there’s no doubt about it. The book is not going to happen, in terms of being a full-blown print version. Not going to happen. Never.”
An unapologetic, unapologetic memoir from I.Q. on race, poverty, mental illness and self-doubt — and what it meant to be