Are shareholders public record in an S corporation?

Question Details: I want to write a book but be completely anonymous (even from the publishers) in writing it. Its a very personal memoir, were I speak about my life when I wasn't exactly the nicest person, so I don't want the book to come back on me. However, I can't seem to find out how to do this specifically, other than create a company, and have the company copyright and publish the book. However all the ownership papers for most companies are public record. That's why I'm interested in an S corporation. If shareholders are anonymous, then I can be a share holder and name someone else the officer? Is that right? If I'm wrong or way of base, please share as much as you know about what I should do.

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