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Gabourey Sidibe to Publish a Memoir – and No, She Was Never Really a Foot Model

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We don’t know exactly what Gabourey Sidibe will include in her newly announced memoir, but there is one thing we can count on.

We’re pretty sure it’s going to be hilarious.

The Empire star, 32, announced news of the book on Wednesday, saying in a release that “it brings me much joy to add Published Writer to my résumé of Actor and part-time Foot Model.”

While some outlets buzzed about the possibility that she showed off her tootsies for cash, her publisher confirms to PEOPLE that the American Horror Story actress was indeed joking. (And if you’re familiar with her pithy Twitter account, that will come as no surprise.)

The book is expected to touch on her rise to fame, her bouts with depression and her journey toward self-acceptance.

“Moving from Bed-Stuy to Senegal to Cannes, as Gabby has done in a still-short lifetime, has helped produce a fierce, wise way of being in the world impossible not to admire. ‘Funny’ doesn’t begin to capture just how irreverent and complex Gabby’s stories are,” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt senior executive editor Deanne Urmy said, per Entertainment Weekly.

The yet-to-be-titled memoir is expected to be released in 2017.