Jennifer Lopez to Release First Memoir, TRUE LOVE, 10/28
Jennifer Lopez will release her first memoir entitled True Love on October 28th. She will be exploring "the transformative two-year journey of how, as an artist and a mother, she confronted her greatest challenges, identified her biggest fears, and ultimately emerged a stronger person than she's ever been."
The publisher is Celebra, a division of Penguin Group USA. Some of the book's proceeds will benefit the Lopez Family Foundation.
J. Lo is an American actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and recording artist. She became interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry following a minor role in the 1986 film My Little Girl, to the dismay of her Puerto Rican parents, who believed that it was an unrealistic career route for a Hispanic. Lopez gained her first regular high-profile job as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color in 1991, where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993. She received her first leading role in the Selena biopic of the same name in 1997. Lopez became the first Latina actress to earn over $1 million for a role the following year, with the film Out of Sight. She ventured into the music industry in 1999 with her debut studio album, On the 6, joining a select few in successfully converting from a film to a music career.
With the simultaneous release of her second studio album J.Lo and her film The Wedding Planner in 2001, Lopez became the first person to have a number one album and film in the same week. Her 2002 remix album, J to tha L-O! The Remixes, became the first in history to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200, while her fifth studio album,Como Ama una Mujer (2007), received the highest first-week sales for a Spanish album in the United States. With records sales of 80 million and a cumulative film gross of over $2 billion, Lopez is regarded as the most influential Hispanic performer in the United States, as well as its highest paid Latin entertainer.As of May 2012, she has an estimated net worth of $250 million.