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Ricki Lake to release memoir

Ricki Lake
CBS/The Early Show
Ricki Lake
CBS/The Early Show

(CBS/AP) Ricki Lake is taking a turn in her career and telling all in a memoir to be released next spring.

The actress and talk show host signed with Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

The company says that the book will be "a raw and emotional ride through the glum and the glamour."

Lake, now 42, has starred in such films as "Cry-Baby" with Johnny Depp and the original "Hairspray." She also hosted her own talk show from 1993-2004.

The memoir will likely talk about her personal issues with her weight, and past sexual abuse, which she has spoken openly about before. As of now, the memoir does not have a title.

Lake is also debuting a new talk show to air next fall.

Simon & Schuster and CBS are owned by the same parent company.