*E! News is reporting that Jennifer Hudson has signed a deal to publish a memoir about her dramatic weight loss. The as-yet untitled book is expected to be released by Dutton next January.
“I’ve lost 80 pounds,” the Oscar and Grammy winning mom of one told Oprah Winfrey in February.
Hudson has said she decided to lose the weight when she was pregnant with her son, who turns two in August. The memoir will detail Hudson’s “experience growing up in an environment where healthy living was not a priority,” as well as talk of her weight while competing on “American Idol,” according to statement from Dutton.
“Hudson wants to inspire anyone coping with weight issues, share some of her own best tips for losing and maintaining weight loss, fitting in exercise and keeping it fun,” the statement also reads.
Hudson, a celebrity spokesperson for Weight Watchers, went from a size 16 to a size 6.
“It’s like a brand-new me,” Hudson told Oprah. “Sometimes I don’t even recognize myself.”