International superstar Ricky Martin, who is returning to the spotlight after after coming out gay on his website in March, arrives in Chicago this Friday night to promote his new memoir, entitled Me. In his memoir, Martin is talking
about his March decision to come out gay, raising his two sons,
Valentino and Matteo, and his desire to legally marry the man he loves.
Martin is also expected to release a new studio album shortly.
"Before I decided to become a father, I already accepted who I was. I was happy with who I was. When I held my children, I said, OK it was time to tell the world," Martin told Oprah Winfrey in a televised interview to coincide with the book's release last week.
"I couldn't take it anymore, Oprah," he said. "It was too painful."
Martin, who has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, will sign copies of his new book at the Lincoln Park Borders, 2817 N Clark, beginning at 6 p.m tonight.
A Spanish version of Martin's new book, entitled Yo, is also available.
Also, catch Ricky Martin, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and figure skater Johnny Weir in the top gay glossy Out's annual list of most compelling gay people of the year.
The magazine's 100 Most Compelling People of 2010 cover also includes actress Julianne Moore and talk show host Nate Berkus.
The glossy crowned Martin Entertainer of the Year, Weir is Diva of the Year, Maddow is Newsmaker of the Year, Moore is Artist of the Year and Berkus is the magazine's Stylemaker of the Year.