Pharrell Williams has his hands in a lot of things these days. Recently he dropped a book, entitled Places and Spaces I’ve Been, in which he offers insight into “everything that was given to me and the exposure to that,” instead of a walk-through his career. In this clip, he explains why he wrote and the concept behind his book while attending his first book signing at Marc Jacobs’ store, BOOK MARC, in Los Angeles, California.

Places and Spaces I’ve Been is out now. Order your copy at Amazon.com.