Kerry Washington to Release Memoir Reflecting on Her 'Public and Private Worlds'

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Kerry Washington is opening up to the world in a new way. On Tuesday, the actress revealed that she is releasing a memoir titled Thicker Than Water, slated to drop on Sept. 26.

According to a press release, the book promises to give readers "an intimate view into both Washington's public and private worlds -- as an artist, an advocate, an entrepreneur, a mother, a daughter, a wife, a Black woman." The 46-year-old Scandal star will reflect on her life and journey thus far, diving into her upbringing and exploring the series of challenges and setbacks that Washington has faced on her path.

Thicker Than Water is said to reveal hidden childhood traumas and highlight Washington's extraordinary mentors, how she managed to grow her career and cross the threshold into stardom and political advocacy.

The memoir will be released by Little, Brown Spark, an imprint of Little, Brown and Company.

"So many of us have been captivated by her work, both on- and offscreen, but few have the full picture of all it took to get there," Tracy Behar, VP and Publisher of Little, Brown Spark, said in a statement. "A brilliant and gifted storyteller, Kerry brings her considerable talents to the page to give readers a deeply personal account of her journey, highlighting all the forces that have shaped her life and career."

"Writing a memoir is, by far, the most deeply personal project I have ever taken on," Washington said about the memoir in conversation with People. "I hope that readers will receive it with open hearts and I pray that it offers new insights and perspectives, and invites people into deeper compassion -- for themselves and others."

Thicker Than Water is available for pre-order and will drop wherever books are sold on Sept. 26.

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