Drew Barrymore signs book deal

By admin
28 February 2015

Drew Barrymore has signed a publishing deal.

Drew Barrymore has signed a publishing deal.

The former child star, who turned 40 on Sunday, is working on a collection of autobiographical essays which will be published through Dutton, People magazine has revealed.

But while Drew's childhood full of excess – including stints in rehab for drug and alcohol abuse – have been well-documented, she reportedly hopes to offer up a more light-hearted, fun tome.

"I love stories that are humorous, emotional and welcoming, and that is my goal in writing this book," she said in a statement.

'I love stories that are humorous, emotional and welcoming'

The book is as yet untitled but will not be a "heavy memoir". No date has been set for its release.

"We are thrilled to welcome Drew Barrymore, a true American icon, to the Dutton list, and can't wait to help bring her wonderful writing to the world," Dutton publisher Ben Sevier confirmed.

In a statement released by Dutton, fans were given a brief glimpse into some of the books themes. It will span from adolescence through to motherhood.

Such stories include "living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her life), getting stuck in a gas station overhang on a cross-country road trip, saying goodbye to her father in a way only he could have understood, and many more adventures and lessons that have led to the most important thing in her life, which is motherhood."

Drew previously co-wrote the book Little Girl Lost with Todd Gold. Published in 1991, when she was just 16, it delved into her troubled teen years. Smoking cigarettes at age nine, drinking at 11, smoking marijuana by the age of 12 and doing cocaine at 13, Drew was admitted to rehab aged just 14. A failed suicide attempt and further rehab treatments followed.

She is now not only a successful and in-demand actress, but also a producer, director and founder of her own beauty line.

She's been happily married to art consultant Will Kopelman since June 2012 and the couple have two children – daughters Olive, two, and Frankie, 10 months.

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