Rosie O'Donnell: Memoir Won't Be 'Mean-Spirited’
Rosie O'Donnell has had "an interesting year," she confided Sunday — and a lot of it will be in her new book, "Celebrity Detox," coming this fall.
Speaking at a breakfast gathering at BookExpo America, the publishing industry's annual national convention, O'Donnell said her long-delayed memoir on fame will not be "vindictive" or "mean-spirited," but will offer a candid look at her very public life, including her brief, battling stint on "The View."
"It is, in fact, a drug," she said of fame. She spoke of seeing peers so radically, and scarily, transformed by celebrity that they looked like victims of "crystal meth." Rosie making fun of people's looks. Go figure!
O'Donnell, looking healthy but tired on a Sunday morning, noted that her book was supposed to come out a few years ago, but she decided it wasn't ready, not quite "cooked." Her time on "The View" convinced her she was ready to start baking again. She called the book "half blog," half "straight" writing.