James Franco Co-Wrote a Book About Lana Del Rey

James Franco has not tried to hide the fact that he’s a big fan of Lana Del Rey, and now, he’s taken his admiration to the next level.

The multihyphenate has co-written a book about Del Rey, titled “Flip-Side: Real and Imaginary Conversations With Lana Del Rey.” He teamed with bestselling author David Shields to pen the 100-page novel, to be released by Penguin Random House on March 15.

Franco previously teased the book in an ode about the singer he penned for V Magazine, writing, “I wanted to interview Lana for a book and she said, ‘Just write around me, it’s better if it’s not my own words. It’s almost better if you don’t get me exactly, but try.'”

“Lana has become my friend,” Franco wrote in the tribute. “She is a musician who is a poet and a video artist. She grew up on the East Coast but she is an artist of the West Coast. When I watch her stuff, when I listen to her stuff, I am reminded of everything I love about Los Angeles. I am sucked into a long gallery of Los Angeles cult figurines, and cult people, up all night like vampires and bikers. The only difference between Lana and me is her haunting voice. That carries everything. The voice is the central axle around which the spokes of everything else extend.”

“Flip-Side” is only the latest of Franco’s novels, which include “Hollywood Dreaming,” “Palo Alto” and “Actors Anonymous.”

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