Bob Dylan Will (Gasp!) Talk About His Personal Life In 'Chronicles'

Legendary folk-rocker to write multivolume autobiography.

Bob Dylan fans will finally have a chance to read the singer's real back pages, and then some. Dylan is penning a multivolume autobiography, with the first installment due sometime in 2002.

While Dylan has been known for being elusive about his personal life throughout his 40-year career, the series, called "Chronicles," will be a straight-ahead memoir, according to Simon & Schuster spokesperson Adam Rothberg. As for how much detail Dylan will dish, "you'll just have to read and find out," Rothberg said.

Rothberg said he didn't know how many volumes "Chronicles" would comprise, and the publisher isn't revealing the details of its deal with the legendary folk-rocker.

Dylan, who released his 43rd album, Love and Theft, in September, told Time magazine that he was talking to friends and associates to help jog his memory for the book.

It won't be Dylan's first foray into the book world. In 1966 he published "Tarantula," a collection of stream-of-consciousness poetry and fiction.

MTVi's parent company, Viacom, also owns Simon & Schuster.