Actor Rob Lowe Takes Writer Role

Actor Rob Lowe poses in Beverly Hills, Calif., May 24, 2004. Lowe is starring in Turner Network Television's adaptation of Stephen King's "Salem's Lot," and will also have a new series "Dr. Vegas," on CBS this fall
Rob Lowe is taking on a new role: author.

Publisher Henry Holt and Co. says it will release the 46-year-old actor's memoir in May 2011.

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The actor is handling the writing duties on "Stories I Only Tell My Friends," which details his experiences as an actor and father.

Holt president Stephen Rubin described Lowe's book as "a mid-career meditation on his four decades as an actor."

Lowe became a teen heartthrob in 1983's "The Outsiders" and has amassed more than three dozen film credits since then.

He is a star of the ABC drama "Brothers & Sisters" and recently appeared on the NBC sitcom "Parks and Recreation."