Singer Carnie Wilson is the latest celebrity to pen her own memoir - uncovering details of her tumultuous past in an effort to come to terms with a lifelong struggle with her weight.
The Wilson-Phillips star, daughter of Beach Boy rocker Brian Wilson, underwent gastric bypass surgery in 1999 after expanding to a weight of 300 pounds (136 kilograms) on her five-foot-three-inch (1.61 meter) frame.
Qualified by doctors as morbidly obese, Wilson became an easy target for stand-up comics and a centrepiece among tabloid fodder - and now she's turning inward to reveal details of lesbian affairs, her battle with drug and alcohol addiction and her rocky relationship with her famous father in the latest tome.
Forty-year-old Wilson, now a married mother to three-year-old daughter Lola, whittled down from a U.S. size 28 to a size six after shedding 152 pounds (68.9 kilograms) following the surgery.
The singer posed in Playboy in 2003 to show off her new figure - though she has since put some of her weight back on.
Wilson is set to collaborate with Chicago Sun Times' newspaper journalist Cindy Pearlman on the new book.
In 2005, Wilson published a collection of family-style recipes in her cookbook To Serve With Love. She has also published 2003's I'm Still Hungry, a follow-up to her 2001 autobiography Gut Feelings: From Fear and Despair to Health and Hope.
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