Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland is writing a memoir about his experience behind bars.
McFarland is serving a six-year sentence for his involvement in the high-profile scam.
Now, new reports have surfaced that say McFarland is writing a book about his experience. McFarland’s girlfriend, Anastasia Eremenko, apparently reached out to writer and editor Josh Raab in February.
The book is tentatively titled Promythus: The God of Fyre.
Could there be a more narcissistic title for a book written by a con-man? Probably not. The report says McFarland has been writing pages of the book in longhand, then sending them to his girlfriend. Eremenko then types up the pages and adds them to a growing document, estimated to be 800 handwritten pages in length.
McFarland says his memoir will serve as a chronicle of his career from the first investment in 2011 to the FBI’s first knock on the door. McFarland provided Raab with a bullet list of name-dropping stories he described as “great and terrible moments.”
“Actors, models, musicians, people who are only famous because their parents are, cameos from members of the Trump administration, the list goes on and on. Much of McFarland’s plan centers around telling what he calls the ‘raw’ story, the story he feels that the Hulu and Netflix documentaries — both released in January 2019 — failed to fully depict.”
McFarland says his story is worth telling and draws parallels to other famous con-men such as Jordan Belfort.
Belfort’s memoir was immortalized in The Wolf of Wall Street movie. McFarland says he will self-publish the memoir as part of an effort to cover his $26 million restitution judgment.
Publicist Brandon Rubinshtein is also working on the project, though he’s made ridiculous claims surrounding McFarland. One now refuted claim was that Ryan Seacrest visited McFarland in prison hoping to rebrand Fyre Festival.
It’s pretty apparent McFarland is hoping to build a brand to sell in his post-Fyre life. Most people can’t resist seeing behind the curtain of a good con, especially if McFarland insists current documentaries got the story all wrong.