Gabourey Sidibe Inks Memoir Deal

By Maryann Yin 

G. Sidibe (GalleyCat)Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe has landed a memoir deal. Sidibe has become well-known for starring in the 2009 film adaptation, Precious.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) will release the book in 2017. Senior executive editor Deanne Urmy negotiated the deal with Kuhn Projects literary agent David Kuhn.

Sidibe had this statement in the HMH announcement: “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. It brings me much joy to add Published Writer to my resume of Actor and part-time Foot Model.”