Drew Barrymore has released the cover art for her soon-to-be-released memoir, Wildflower. The actress penned the collection of autographical essays to share her life experiences growing up in Hollywood.
As a member of the Barrymore acting dynasty, Drew was propelled into the spotlight at the tender age of seven, thanks to her breakout role in Steven Spielberg’s E.T. Now 40, the actress has had her fair share of up and downs before finding her happily ever after with husband Will Kopelman and their two daughters, Olive, 2, and 15-month-old Frankie.
Wallflower chronicles the Charlie’s Angels star’s tumultuous teen years and her rocky 20s, which left two short marriages in their wake. It also highlights the more than three decades of success the California native has racked up, not only as an actress but also as a producer of films like Donnie Darko, Whip It and He’s Just Not That Into You.
Readers can expect stories that are, “humorous, emotional and welcoming,” says Drew, who is already a best-selling author thanks to her previous works, the 1991 autobiography Little Girl Lost, and 2014’s collection of photography, Find It in Everything.
The busy mom of two admits that it was hard to find time to put pen to paper, telling People magazine, “I have wanted to write a book for many years, but it was a lot to take on. My daughters and my life so far have inspired me to look back and remember moments in my life and write about them.” She also revealed last November that she is scaling back on movie roles to be the best mom she can be, telling Today, “It’s hard to be present when you wake up before them and come home after they’ve gone to bed. That’s just not the way I want to have this journey with my kids at this point in their life.”