Mick Jagger has continued to insist he has no desire to revisit his autobiography. Jagger walked away from his autobiography in 1983.
Mick discussed writing his memoir:
"When I started to actually get into it I really didn't enjoy it. And what I didn't enjoy was reliving my life, you know, to the detriment of living in the now. This is not a process you can just do in a week, you know. It takes a lot of you. A lot out of you. It takes a lot of reliving emotions, reliving, you know, friendships, reliving ups and downs and all this. And, I must say, it wasn't the most enjoyable experience. So I just said, 'Oh, I can't bother with this' and I just gave the money back to the publisher. I'll do it another day and that was the end of it."[courtesy of BBC 6 Music]
Jagger had a “ghostwriter” for the project. Barry Coleman has spoken up about working with Jagger on the project. He told The Guardian it was an "awful experience."
Coleman said there was actually another writer who didn’t finish the book and that he was only given two weeks at that time to finish it.
Coleman added, “Two chapters were more or less presentable. The rest was a pile of interview transcripts, and nothing related to recent years. Stitching everything together was an awful experience...”
He also said, "All the big stuff was in there, there just wasn’t anything interesting said about it," says Coleman of the material. “There was always this sense in the transcripts that Mick was holding back, or trying not to hurt anybody’s feelings.”
Coleman went on to say that Jagger just didn’t want to do the project.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]