Former child star Macaulay Culkin is turning to his troubled childhood for inspiration in his new career as a writer.

The Home Alone actor, 25, who famously "divorced" his parents to gain control of his $17 million (GBP8.9 million) fortune, has signed a deal with MIRAMAX BOOKS, reports gossip site PAGESIX.COM.

A statement says Culkin's novel JUNIOR is "a dizzying kaleidoscope of words and images. Culkin takes readers on a twisted tour of the darkest corners of his fertile imagination.

"Part memoir, part rant, part comedic tour de force, Junior is full of the hard-won wisdom of Culkin's quest to come to terms with the awesome pressures of childhood mega-stardom and family dysfunction."

23/05/2005 03:18