Amy Schumer memoir scheduled for release late 2016

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Posted: Sep 23, 2015 5:21 PM
Amy Schumer memoir scheduled for release late 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Amy Schumer is ready for the next stage of her soaring career: writing a book.

The Emmy Award-winning actress, filmmaker and comedian has a deal with Gallery Books for a memoir scheduled to come out in late 2016.

The publisher told The Associated Press on Wednesday the book is currently untitled and is expected to "offer personal and observational stories from Schumer that range from the raunchy to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing."

"Believe it or not, there's actually more I have to say," Schumer, an artist known for telling all, said in a statement released through Gallery.

Financial terms haven't been disclosed, although the deal is believed to be worth well into seven figures since publishers expect Schumer's book will likely enjoy the success of such previous works as Tina Fey's "Bossypants" and Amy Poehler's "Yes Please."

So far this year, the 34-year-old Schumer has had a hit movie, "Trainwreck"; won an Emmy for best sketch comedy series; bonded with Jennifer Lawrence; and opened for Madonna at Madison Square Garden. She will host "Saturday Night Live" later this fall.

"Now readers will have the opportunity to meet Amy Schumer as a writer of real talent, a daughter, a sister, and a young professional making her way in the world," Carolyn Reidy, president and CEO of Gallery's parent company Simon & Schuster, said in a statement.