Madison Beer’s Memoir Releases April 25: ‘I Can’t Wait to Reintroduce Myself to You’

‘The Half of It’ is available for pre-order now.
Madison Beer.

Madison Beer.

Madison Beer is finally telling her story in her own words. The singer has been in the spotlight for more than a decade—and she’s experienced her fair share of internet trolls and incorrect public assumptions. Whether it was about the clothes she wore, the men she dated or the music she made, Beer is finally taking the opportunity to rewrite the narrative.

Her memoir, The Half of It, is slated to release on April 25 and is available now for pre-order on Amazon ($23.99). The book details her rise to fame, how she dealt with it, everything she has learned and what she’s up to now. 

She announced the news in an Instagram post on Feb. 15. 

“It feels truly surreal to be announcing this book and i am so excited to share my story with you in a way i never have before,” she wrote. “From the reality of being signed at twelve, to everything that followed, where i am now, and my journey of reconciling with everything that came before. it has taken me a lot of extremely dark times to get here but i feel incredibly ready to tell you these chapters of my story. i hope you love it.”

“I can’t wait to reintroduce myself to you,” she continued. “Can’t believe this day has come. thank you already 🤍.”

The Half of It discusses the downside of fame, including invasion of privacy. Beer’s leaked photo scandal and her deeply personal mental health issues that began almost immediately after she went viral in 2012 when Justin Bieber posted a cover of her singing “At Last” by Etta James. Since then, the 23-year-old has amassed 34.8 million IG followers and produced an EP and one studio album, 2021’s Life Support.

“I really wanted to write this book now because I thought sharing some of the ups and downs in my life might be able to help other people navigate and relate. I called the book The Half of It as I know there will be more evolution and more to my story, but for now, I wanted to share my story in the hope that my journey might be comforting to others,” Beer told People. “It feels really good to be able to share and then own parts of my life that may have been assumed or speculated by others. It’s important to be real and honest, and I think all of us can attest to being imperfect and to making mistakes early in life. I wanted this book to remind people not to be afraid of those mistakes, as really they are learning moments, moments of growth. Being able to tell my story the way it really happened continues to be important to me.”

She dedicated the book to her mom, dad, brother and a special previous version of herself.

“For the younger Madison I’m writing this about—thank you for getting me here,” reads the first page of the book. “I hope I’ve made you proud.”

While songwriting and singing can be cathartic in their own way, Beer added that writing a book allowed her to break down the process of writing music, something she is unable to do in her lyrics, and that was a “therapeutic” experience. Music is her first love, so that isn’t something she’s going to give up any time soon—she even teased an album “coming soon.”

Beer hopes that in being vulnerable and sharing her story, all the people who “hide behind their keyboard” will start to think twice before leaving negative commentary online.

“At the end of the day, we are all connected by emotions, by the desire to be liked,” she continued. “I hope that we can find the strength to support each other and that we can work to treat others in the way we would want to be treated.”

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Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.