'Empire' actress Gabourey Sidibe to publish memoir
Gabourey Sidibe, Empire actress and Precious star, will write a memoir for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, to be published in 2017. The yet untitled book will feature stories from Sidibe’s life, spanning style and fame to depression and family, and she’ll use the wit and honesty we’ve come to expect from her. (Remember this perfect Twitter response from last year?)
“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.”
Said HMH Senior Executive Editor Deanne Urmy, “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.”
2017 can’t come soon enough—but for now, at least we have Twitter.