Debbie Gibson will tell the story of her life in an upcoming memoir, Publishers Weekly reports.
In an auction, Gallery Books won the rights to the book by the singer-songwriter whose music was a staple on pop charts in the late 1980s. The press said that Gibson will “[reflect] on her hard-won journey as a pioneering young female singer-songwriter-producer and Broadway star.”
Gibson, a Brooklyn native, became a star when she was 17 after the 1987 release of her debut album, Out of the Blue, which became a hit on the strength of singles such as “Foolish Beat” and “Shake Your Love.” She followed that up with Electric Youth in 1989, which became an even bigger blockbuster. Her most recent album, the Christmas-themed Winterlicious, was released in 2022.
She is also known as an actor, with roles in musicals including Les Misérables, Grease, Funny Girl, and Gypsy, and in television shows including Beverly Hills, 90210 and Lucifer.
Gibson shared news of her memoir on Instagram, writing, “I’m so excited to be collaborating with Gallery Books Executive Editor Natasha Simons on my first ever memoir which reflects my hard won journey in, not only the entertainment world, but all aspects of my life. I can’t wait to share my stories with you so that you all may gain inspiration and tools for navigating your own journey cuz my connection to all of you is what has always motivated me more than anything!”
In an accompanying video, set to her 1989 single “Lost in Your Eyes,” Gibson said, “After decades of really going for the right moment and the right team, it’s happening. So exciting!”
There is no title or publication date yet for Gibson’s memoir.
Michael Schaub is a contributing writer.