St. Martin’s Press announced today that it struck a deal with Melissa Joan Hart to publish her memoir Melissa Explains It All: Tales from My Abnormally Normal Life in the fall of 2013.
In the memoir--described as "forthright and funny" by the publisher--Hart will write about a childhood split between growing up in the suburbs and being a young star on Nickelodeon's Clarissa Explains It All and then ABC's Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. She promises to detail her rise as a child actor, her rebellious teen years, the difficulties of fitting in as a famous teen and her struggles to balance motherhood with her work as an actor, director and producer. The publisher also promises that Hart will dish on "the actors she worked with, competed against, befriended."
Since Sabrina ended, Hart has attended New York University, appeared on the ninth season of Dancing With the Stars in 2009 and starred in several made-for-TV movies.
She returned to series TV in 2010 on the ABC Family show Melissa & Joey, which co-stars former child star Joey Lawrence as a male nanny for Hart's small-town politician who is suddenly entrusted with the care of her niece and nephew. Season two debuted on May 30, 2012.