Jenny McCarthy
Credit: John Russo

Former Playboy Playmate Jenny McCarthy has been quite the prolific author these days. Hyperion announced this morning that her next book will be titled Sinner: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic. In the book, the actress (and cousin of funnylady Melissa McCarthy) will be shifting gears from her much-publicized books about autism and will take on a humorous, personal tone. The book will center on her childhood dream of becoming a nun. If you’ve seen her Playmate of the Year centerfold spread, you know those dreams never became reality.

McCarthy said of the new book: “Most young girls in my neighborhood played with Cabbage Patch dolls for fun. I played with Jesus, Mary, and Joseph dolls. I had every intention of becoming a nun someday. But hilarious events that unfolded in my upbringing made me question my future occupation and the contradictions I faced at home and at one of the most prestigious all-girl Catholic schools on the South Side of Chicago. This book tells the story of what went wrong, or, as I would put it now, what went right. Or as Hugh Hefner eventually put it, Playmate of the Year.”

Sinner is scheduled for a Fall 2012 release.