UPDATE: Read the first excerpt from the book.


UPDATE // OCTOBER 11: Zayn released the first excerpt of his book via NME ahead of the official release on Nov. 1. This should quench your thirst (for now).

“Every lyric I’ve ever written has a story behind it. All the hard work that went into the creation of ‘Pillowtalk’ was worthwhile because, as soon as it was finished, I intuitively felt I was on the right path. It was a sick cut, nailing the exact sound I wanted to capture in my music. I was also able to sing about a subject that I hadn’t really been able to go near while I was in One Direction: ***.”


Zayn Malik is sharing a “photographic journey of his life since leaving One Direction.”

Zayn will do anything except perform live, but the famous pop star still wants to keep his name out there. That’s why he’s releasing a book about his life as a solo singer.

It’s appropriately titled ZAYN and is out Nov. 1. You can pre-order it on Amazon.

ZAYN opens up with this collection of thoughts, inspiration, and never-before-seen personal photographs. After five years of massive success with One Direction, ZAYN launched his career as a solo artist with Mind of Mine, becoming one of the most successful artists in the world. Now, for the first time ever, ZAYN is going to tell and show all in this intimate and raw scrapbook of his life. Never-before-released photos give readers insight to ZAYN, no-holds-barred. Gorgeously designed with hundreds of full-color photographs and Zayn’s notes, drawings, song lyrics, and personal stories, the book captures Zayn’s most private moments and his candid feelings on fame, success, music, and life. The next chapter of ZAYN’S evolution into global superstar, told by the artist who is living it.

So basically it’s like Kim Kardashian’s selfie book, but masked as a “photographic journey.” Sure.

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