Drawn in 160,000 copies according to GfK, the autobiography of Florent Pagny published by Fayard knows its small success. Selling nearly 32,000 copies in three days after 20 minutes, it now has more than 100,000 sales, despite a slowdown. According to BFMTV, the majority of sales took place around the time of the book's release, as 77,247 copies were sold between April 5 and May 5.
In his autobiography written with four hands with Emmanuelle Cosso, writer and longtime friend of Florent Pagny, the singer with 15 million records sold looks back on his childhood, his career and his fight against illness. Suffering from lung cancer, he explained to Le Figaro having relapsed at the end of January. “The cancer came back. A lymph node is fixed and I came back from Patagonia to France. He then began his third chemotherapy in April.
Beyond his state of health, his book also evokes his relationship with Vanessa Paradis or his troubles with the tax authorities, from which his song My freedom to think is directly inspired. The singer, who has planned a festival tour this summer, made a surprise comeback during The Voice semi-final on Saturday night. A mainstay of the show since its launch in 2012, he explained after his performance alongside the contestants that "the chemo is behind me" and that he will "start singing again." »