Adele was comfortable spinning tales of heartbreak into soul-rattling pop music, but that doesn't mean she's ready to spill her guts in hardcover. The 24-year-old singer and mother of a son with a mystery name reportedly walked away from a seven-figure publishing deal because she felt she was too young to write a memoir.
According to a source quoted in the Belfast Telegraph, HarperCollins offered Adele a very generous deal, which makes sense that she has a boatload of Grammys and even picked up an Oscar this year (for "Skyfall," the theme song to the James Bond film by the same name).
If it's true, the move isn't all that surprising. Aside from her struggles with her voice and health, Adele hasn't been the type to share intimate details of her personal life with fans.
She also suffers from severe stage fright, which may or may not have anything to do with her reluctance to open even more parts of her life to the public eye.
(Adele's 2011 album, "21," continues to sell an amazing amount of copies each week. For a humorous investigation into who is still buying the record, read DJ Louie XIV's HuffPost blog on the topic.)