NEW YORK— The Queen of Soul says don’t waste your money – or soul – on the new unauthorized biography about her.

Aretha Franklin called David Ritz’s “Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin,” a “trashy book.”

The two have a history of collaborating: Franklin and Ritz worked together on her 1999 biography, “Aretha: From These Roots.” He also won a Grammy Award for best album notes for his work on Franklin’s 1992 box set, “Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings.”

“As many of you are aware, there is a very trashy book out there full of lies and more lies about me. … (The writer’s) actions are obviously vindictive because I edited out some crazy statements he had the gall to try and put in my book written 15 years ago,” the statement read.

In “Respect,” Ritz writes about Franklin as a teenage parent, her own parents’ separation, her battle with alcohol and more.

“The sensitive questions – Aretha’s mother leaving family, Aretha having two babies while still in her teens, Aretha being beaten by her first husband … were off-limits,” Ritz writes in his new book about working with Franklin for their 1999 effort. “In my view, my two years of working on ‘From These Roots’ resulted in my failure to actualize the great potential in Aretha’s narration.”