NEW YORK --
After a career of telling all, Ricki Lake is ready to write her story down. The actress and talk show host has signed with Atria Books for a memoir scheduled to come out in spring 2012, when her new talk show launches. Atria, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, says the book will be "a raw and emotional ride through the glum and the glamour."
The book does not yet have a title.
The 42-year-old Lake has starred in such films as "Cry-Baby" with Johnny Depp and the original "Hairspray." She also hosted her own talk show from 1993-2004.
She has spoken often about personal issues, including her weight problems and past sexual abuse.