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Sophia Loren To Release Memoir This December

Sophia Loren plans to release a tell-all memoir later this year.

If you’ve ever wanted to delve deep into the legendary actress’ personal life, then you’ll have an opportunity to flip through her story this winter. According to The Associated Press, Loren will publish Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: My Life as a Fairy Tale in time for the holiday season. The tome should hit retail shelves on December 2.

Not only will Sophia discuss her rise to Hollywood stardom, the actress will also discuss her professional relationships with as Cary Grant and Richard Burton. The New York Times reports that Loren will incorporate “letters, photographs, and memorabilia” throughout the memoir to help tell her remarkable story.

Atria Publishing Group said in a recent statement:

“Her long-awaited memoir gives her many fans a glimpse of the woman who has left her mark on an era — from the challenges of growing up poor and hungry in wartime Italy to the flowering of her career and the joys of being a mother and grandmother.”

Although Sophia Loren has published a few books over the past few decades — including a couple of cookbooks and a tome on “women and beauty” — this is the first time she’s put her life story on the printed page. There are a handful of biographies on the market that attempt to chronicle her journey through Hollywood, but this is the first time fans will hear this tale without the help of a middle man.

Loren previously teamed up with author A. E. Hotchner for the biography Sophia: Living and Loving in the late 70s. While that book allowed the actress to have a bit of control over the story she wanted to share with the world, her upcoming memoir should give her legion of supporters a more intimate look at her life.

She told People magazine back in 1979:

“When I was 20 people were already writing books about me. Since then there have been at least 12 such books — none of which I had any particular control over and none of which was particularly accurate. With all the gossip that has been written about my family, my career and my marriage, the public has a very distorted image. So it seemed the right time to tell the things that are important to me—to write my truth—not because I think it’s the end of my life!”

Are you planning to snag a copy of Sophia Loren’s Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: My Life as a Fairy Tale when it arrives this December?

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