According to The Hollywood Reporter, Actress Keke Palmer (Scream Queens, Grease Live!) has signed a deal for I Don’t Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice, an inspirational memoir and self-help guide, publisher North Star Way, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced. Publication is planned for October.
I Don’t Belong to You is pitched as a “sometimes serious, often hilarious, and always inspiring guide that encourages young women to live a life full of ownership and confidence” told through Keke’s own struggles with the challenges all young women grapple with from love and heartbreak to self-identity and family.
Palmer told The Hollywood Reporter she wanted to write more than just a memoir.
“The first idea to share it through a book was more about just 'my life,' like a memoir, and that didn’t really excite me. It took me years to get outside of myself, and in that process I realized there was more use for those experiences than just to grow myself," the actress said.
She added, “The truth that I’m no more special than you – surprise surprise! I want to be a part of my generation in a way where I am constantly reminding them of how possible it is to live our dreams. It doesn’t mean that you have to be born with a charmed life, it means that it’s what YOU make of it. After they know my “uncut” story, so to speak, I hope that they can see how many similarities we have. Therefore, there’s nothing separating them from accomplishing their goals, just as I didn't let anything stop me from accomplishing mine. It’s about the inner-hero we all have.”
In addition to Scream Queens and Grease Live!, Palmer has appeared in Akeelah and the Bee, Barbershop 2 andMadea’s Family Reunion. March brought the release of “Enemiez” the first single from an album scheduled for fall release.