Drew Barrymore has undoubtedly lived an intriguing life, beginning acting at just 11-months-old she quickly rose to stardom from her breakthrough role in 'ET: The Extraterrestrial' aged 6. But dealing with fame at such a young age led her to experience a notoriously troubled childhood, which resulted in a strained relationship with mother Jaid, and father, John Barrymore.

Drew Barrymore
Barrymore is writing a autobiography 

Overcoming her turbulent years, the 40-year-old actress has forged herself a hugely successful Hollywood career, in which she has dominated the romantic comedy genre with films such as 'The Wedding Singer', 'Never Been Kissed' and '50 First Dates.'

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Obviously this will be an intriguing tale to hear, and fortunately for her fans Barrymore is preparing to retell her eventful life through an autobiographical collection of essays, Dutton publishing announced Thursday (Feb 26th).

According to the press release, the Golden Globe-winner's book "will include stories about living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her life), getting stuck in a gas station overhang on a cross country road trip, saying goodbye to her father in a way only he could have understood, and many more adventures and lessons that have led to the most important thing in her life, which is motherhood."

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"I love stories that are humorous, emotional and welcoming, and that is my goal in writing this book," Barrymore said in a statement.

Ben Sevier, Publisher of Dutton, also added, "We are thrilled to welcome Drew Barrymore, a true American icon, to the Dutton list, and can't wait to help bring her wonderful writing to the world."

The release date of the still-untitled book is not yet known.