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Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 05/02/2011

Melissa Leo to write memoir

Melissa Leo, “The Fighter” star who won this year’s Academy Award
Melissa Leo, memoir writer. (GABRIEL BOUYS - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
for best actress and dropped an f-bomb during her acceptance speech, is writing a memoir.

Simon & Schuster announced that Leo has signed a deal to publish the book, slated for release in 2013.

“My work requires that I inhabit other people’s lives but my memoir demands that I take on the toughest role of my career – playing myself,” Leo says.

Fair to assume the book will contain some salty language?

Also, any suggestions about a title? How about “A ‘Fighter’s’ Words: My Journey From Struggling Actress to Occasionally Obscene Oscar Winner”?

{Source: Media Bistro’s Galley Cat)

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Categories:  Oscars, Celebrities

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