Taraji P. Henson's Next Big Project Just Might Make You Cry

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0424 -- Pictured: Actress Taraji P. Henson on February 24, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Taraji P. Henson's Next Big Project Just Might Make You Cry

Get ready to see her like never before.

Published May 13, 2016

Get ready, Cookie lovers, because Taraji P. Henson has made major moves on her long-awaited memoir.

The Empire star teased on Instagram that her first tome, Around the Way Girl, will hit stores on October 11. Given that memoirs are deeply personal, we're expecting to feel all the feels (and get some good laughs, too!) from the Oscar-nominated A-lister.

Publisher Simon & Schuster writes:

With a sensibility that recalls her beloved screen characters, including Yvette, Queenie, Shug, and the iconic Cookie from Empire, yet is all Taraji, the screen actress writes of her family, the one she was born into and the one she created. She shares stories of her father, a Vietnam vet who was bowed but never broken by life's challenges, and of her mother who survived violence both in the home and on DC's volatile streets. Here too she opens up about her experiences as a single mother, a journey some saw as a burden but which she saw as a gift.

So, tell us: Will you be adding Taraji's new memoir to your must-read list?

Written by By Rainbow Wright

(Photo: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

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