Hong Kong martial artist and actor Jackie Chan is set to publish a “candid” memoir in November called never grow up.
The 64-year-old superstar is known around the world for films like Rush hour, Shanghai afternoon, The karate kid and Kung Fu Pandaand he has more than 65 million followers on social media, according to Gallery Books, the Simon & Schuster imprint that will publish the book in the US.
In never grow up, Chan reflects on his childhood and his years at the China Drama Academy, enrolling at the age of six, before moving on to his major breakthroughs in Hong Kong and Hollywood. He’ll also delve into his brushes with death both on set and off, his life as a husband and father (roles in which he admits he’s not perfect), and his turn to charity work in recent years.
According to Simon & Schuster UK, the memoir — Chan’s second — has been translated and updated from the original Chinese edition (the title of which translates to Never grow up, only grow old) and finds the actor reflecting on the 20 years since his first memoir was published, as he shares never-before-told stories from his early life.
The memoir is slated for release in November and will be published simultaneously in the US and UK.
“I hope those who read my stories find out that Jackie Chan is, after all, an ordinary man who had the courage and determination to do extraordinary things,” Chan said.