Drew Barrymore’s wild writing
Drew Barrymore thinks her new book is “humorous, emotional and welcoming."
The 40-year-old actress has penned a new tome, Wildflower, which is a series of autobiographical essays about her life. Drew has had many ups and downs over the years but is now blissfully happy with husband Will Kopelman and their two daughters, who inspired her to put pen to paper.
“I have wanted to write a book for many years, but the irony of writing this with two young kids was wild," she told People magazine. "It was a lot to take on, but my daughters and my life so far have inspired me to look back and remember moments in my life and write about them."
Drew married Will in June 2012 and welcomed first daughter Olive a few months later in September. Little sister Frankie followed in April last year and have brought Drew the stability and joy she often lacked during her own childhood.
The Ever After star famously got hooked on drink and drugs as a teenager, which led to two stints in rehab. She also has two previously failed marriages under her belt. Her tumultuous personal life was in stark contrast to her blossoming movie career, which has included roles in The Wedding Singer, Charlie’s Angels and Donnie Darko.
The star previously penned autobiography Little Girl Lost in 1990, but hopes her new book will be “humorous, emotional and welcoming”.
“I was also able to keep it current and talk about where my life is today," she added. "It's personal yet I wrote for someone to hopefully enjoy, one story at a time."
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