Taraji P. Henson Working On Memoir


If Empire‘s Cookie Lyon could write about her life, what would she say? Maybe we’ll find out now that Taraji P. Henson is working on her memoirs.

The 37 INK/Atria Publishing Group announced Thursday it will publish the as-yet-untitled memoirs by the Oscar-nominated Henson, whose role as the scenery-chewing, finger-wagging Cookie has made her a breakout star of the hit Fox series.

Henson, as befitting a breakout star, is set to host Saturday Night Live this weekend.

Acclaim for her and for Empire has poured in from all quarters, including from Mick Jagger, who says he’s a fan of the musical drama series.

A book deal is the natural next step. Her memoirs are expected in mid-2016.

“As promised!” she exulted on Instagram.

37 Ink is an imprint of Atria Publishing Group and Simon & Schuster.

The publishers say the book will be about Henson’s life growing up in a rough-and-tumble neighborhood of Washington, D.C., her close family, the challenges she has faced raising a son as a single mom and her ascent from aspiring star to actual star.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Maria Puente

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