Singer Michael Buble releases a picture-filled memoir and reveals his anger often gets the best of him.
Michael Buble is a Canadian-born, contemporary version of Frank Sinatra, with a voice and personality that makes pretty much all of his female fans, and perhaps a good portion of his male fans, swoon. With radio-friendly hits songs such as Home and Haven't Met You Yet, this 36-year-old singer is well accomplished with several Grammys and number one albums. He's even acted alongside Jon Hamm for a Saturday Night Live sketch in 2010.
Now Buble can add author to his list of completed projects as he releases his memoir, Onstage, Offstage, on Tuesday. The book is less traditional than your typical memoir style. No long chapters or sad childhood stories. Instead, Onstage, Offstage is a compilation of amazing photographs of the singer and a short written piece from Buble.
The memoir wasn't an easy project, though. Buble sat down with the Toronto Sun and talked about his initial reaction to the project and reveals a shocking character flaw.
He mentioned the book took a bit of convincing from his management team. "The way (my manger Bruce Allen) talked me into it was he said, 'Listen, kid, you always complain that people don't know who you really are… Why don't you go do this thing, do the photos, and you can tell fans a little bit about what you're thinking. Who Michael Buble is. The good, the bad.'"
And surprisingly, there is something to dislike about Michael Buble. Unbeknownst to most of his fans and followers, Buble has a dark side -- a quick temper that has resulted in more than a few physical altercations throughout his life.
"Let me own up to this stuff. How am I going to get better if I don't own up to this stuff… The temper's still there -- absolutely." When pressed, he admitted to a recent example the night before his interview with the Toronto Sun where he verbally attacked another patron at the hotel bar where he was staying after the man rolled his eyes at Buble. "I was just insecure. I just lashed out. I just got hot really quick. My family's the same way."
The book also chronicles and an episode where he chased a man into a bookstore and punched him in the nose after he accused Buble of stealing his song, Home.
As revealing as Buble gets, Michael does not discuss his very public breakup with actress Emily Blunt in the book. He did tell the Toronto Sun that the end of the relationship was a wake-up call for him. "One of the worst things that ever happened to me was our breakup and one of the best things that happened to me. Because I wouldn't have changed a thing if I hadn't had my heart broken."