By Samantha Highfill
Updated February 26, 2015 at 04:19 PM EST
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First, Drew Barrymore released a book of her photography. And now, according to People, the actress has signed a deal with Dutton to publish a collection of autobiographical essays.

Dutton told People that the book will feature stories of Barrymore “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.”

And despite Barrymore’s well-known struggles growing up, she said in a statement that she wants the book to be “humorous, emotional, and welcoming.”