Many a queer millennial can credit Tegan and Sara for getting them through those awkward adolescent years spent in the closet. And now we get to see what their own awkward adolescence was like.
The sisters are releasing their first memoir in the fall of 2019, titled High School. It details their coming-of-age stories before they became the LGBTQ icons they are today. And it sounds like it will be essential reading for any queer youth and fans of the musical duo.
"How did you start your band? When did you know that you were gay? What were you like before Tegan and Sara? We have spent twenty years answering those complicated questions with simple answers,” Tegan and Sara said in a statement. “Writing High School gives us the opportunity to tell the intricate stories that shaped our relationship as sisters, musicians, and queer girls.”
Told through alternating points of view from each sister, the memoir will follow their childhood in Alberta, Canada, amid the grunge and rave cultures of the ‘90s. As do many teens, they struggled with school, their parents’ divorce, and coming to terms with their own sexualities and identities. It’s two distinct coming-of-age stories in one, complete with drugs, alcohol, friendship, first loves, and first songs.
High School by Tegan and Sara will be available September 24, 2019 (now available for pre-order) through MCD. Meanwhile, the duo will be recording their ninth studio album next year.