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Oscar winner Patricia Arquette is writing a memoir

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It’s been a big year for Patricia Arquette: She won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her performance in Boyhood, she’s starring in CSI: Cyber, and now, she’s writing a memoir for Random House.

Arquette’s memoir will focus on her unconventional family, her life as a single mother (she had her first child at age 20), and her experience as a woman in Hollywood—which she famously addressed in her Oscars acceptance speech.

“Over the years, the public has come to know aspects of me through my roles in film and television,” Arquette said in a release. “Writing a memoir will be a new and intimate artistic journey for me, and I hope to bring to it the same honesty I have always sought to bring to my work as an actor.”

The Boyhood star is a fourth generation actor. Her great-grandparents were vaudeville performers, her grandfather, Cliff Arquette, played Charley Weaver on the Jack Paar Show, and her late father, Lewis Arquette, played J.D. Pickett on The Waltons. Her siblings, Rosanna, Alexis, Richmond, and David, are actors as well.

“Patricia Arquette is a remarkable woman,” said her editor Susan Kamil, Publisher of Random House. “And the instant empathy audiences feel when they see her work on screen is completely evident on the page. The material I read is revelatory and deeply moving. Not a surprise from an actress of such nuance and intelligence.”

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