Precious star and Empire actress Gabourey Sidibe is planning to publish her first book in 2017 with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Currently untitled, the book will feature witty, honest stories from her life, spanning style and fame to depression and family.
“I’ve been writing since I was a child, and have always had so many stories to tell that are too long, shady, and impolite to share in interviews,” Sidibe said in a release. “It brings me much joy to add Published Writer to my resume of Actor and part-time Foot Model.”
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Senior Executive Editor Deanne Urmy added, “Moving from Bed-Stuy to Senegal to Cannes, as Gabby has done in a still-short lifetime, has helped produce a fierce, wise way of being in the world impossible not to admire. ‘Funny’ doesn’t begin to capture just how irreverent and complex Gabby’s stories are.”
The actress has been promoted to series regular in Empire‘s upcoming second season, which begins Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 9pm on FOX.