Werner Herzog has written his memoir, set to be published in October

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The life story of Werner Herzog is set to be told by Werner Herzog in Every Man For Himself And God Against All.

Oh, now this should be good. Filmmaker Werner Herzog has penned his autobiography, it’s been revealed, and he’ll be telling stories of his career across 352 pages.

Herzog’s film and acting work will be discussed, as well as his broader life story, in Every Man For Himself And God Against All. That’s the title he’s chosen for his book, and it seems a pretty decent statement of intent as to what we’re going to get.

The book is set to be published on October 19th 2023, and you can find more information about it here.

The synopsis, meanwhile, reads as follows…

Werner Herzog is the undisputed master of extreme cinema: building an opera house in the middle of the jungle; walking from Munich to Paris in the dead of winter; descending into an active volcano; living in the wilderness among grizzly bears – he has always been intrigued by the extremes of human experience.

From his early movies to his later documentaries, he has made a career out of exploring the boundaries of human endurance: what we are capable of in exceptional circumstances and what these situations reveal about who we really are. But these are not just great cinematic themes. During the making of his films, Herzog pushed himself and others to the limits, often putting himself in life-threatening situations.

As a child in rural Bavaria, a single loaf of bread had to last his family all week. The hunger and deprivation he experienced during his early years perhaps explain his fascination with the limits of physical endurance.All his life, Herzog would embrace risk and danger, constantly looking for challenges and adventures.

Filled to the brim with memorable stories and poignant observations, Every Man for Himself and God against All unveils the influences and ideas that drive his creativity and have shaped his unique view of the world. This book tells, for the first time, the story of his extraordinary and fascinating life.

To save you checking, yep, there’s an audiobook. No, we don’t know yet if he’s read it himself, but you have to think it’s an opportunity missed if he hasn’t.

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