(NNPA)—Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson is set to release a tell-all memoir chronicling her dramatic weight loss, according to USA Today.
The 29-year-old “American Idol” finalist, Grammy winning singer, and Academy Award winning actress shed nearly 80 pounds, reducing her dress size from 16 to 6 during the past year, with help from Weight Watchers.
“I have to throw my clothes up on the canopy of the bed because I don’t have any space in the drawers or the closet,” Hudson said of the wardrobe revisions forced by the weight change during an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in February. “I’ve taken over the bedroom, the guest room, and now I’m throwing stuff on top of the canopy.”
Her book, which has yet to be titled, is scheduled for release early next year by Dutton Publishing, a Penguin Group USA imprint.
The memoir will not only detail Hudson’s journey to drop the pounds, but her experience “growing up in an environment where healthy living was not a priority,” according to a Dutton press release.
“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 and much more.”
(Special to the NNPA from the AFRO-American newspapers)