The Aussie actress, born Amanda Lee Rogers, has sealed a deal to publish her memoirs, which will describe her life when she discovered she was a lesbian, and her public 'outing' while she was starring in the popular sitcom Ally McBeal.
The book will also spell out her battle with anorexia. "I'm writing a book. It'll be published in the fall, so... I have to be done with it before then. It will deal with all the secrets that nearly killed me. Nobody can really get inside the anorexic's mind like the anorexic," the Daily Star quoted her as telling The Advocate mag.
She added: "My mother thought I would be a writer. When I started writing little notes to Ellen, she said, 'You should be a writer.' Which is very encouraging and very sweet."