Lea Michele News: 'Glee' Star Gets Book Deal, 'Brunette Ambition' for 2014 Release Date


Glee star Lea Michele landed a book deal with Random House's Crown Publishing Group.

Brunette Ambition will be released in 2014, according to Harmony Books, an imprint of Random House. In the publisher's announcement on Thursday, they noted that the book will be a combination memoir, style guide and advice book.

The actress will likely be including advice for auditioning for roles, according to The Associated Press. The 26-year old said she hopes to inspire others to follow their dreams.

"There wasn't a guidebook when I was growing up, that detailed everything I needed to do, and know, to get to where I am today," the actress said in a statement.

Watson added that the memoir is not a "how-to-make-it-in-show-business book, but a guide to harnessing tenacity, passion, enthusiasm, and hard work to make your dreams come true."

Michele is best known as the enthusiastic Rachel Berry in the popular musical series Glee.  Entering her fifth season in the role, she has received much critic acclaim for her performance, including an Emmy nomination. She also received a Teen Choice Award nomination for the role, announced Wednesday.

Michele joins Glee co-stars Chris Colfer (The Land of Stories series) and Jenna Ushkowitz (Choosing Glee: 10 Rules to Finding Inspiration, Happiness, and the Real You) as published authors.

Before Glee, Michele was a part of numerous productions on and off Broadway. In 1996, she played Young Cosette in the blockbuster musical Les Miserables at the age of 10. She received a Drama Desk Award nomination in 2007 for her role as Wendla in Spring Awakening

Michele made her film debut alongside an all-star cast in the Garry Marshall-directed movie New Year's Eve. She will be voicing Dorothy Gale in the 2014 animated film Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return.

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