Gallery Books, a Simon & Schuster imprint, has announced it will publish a memoir by actress Shirley Jones. Shirley Jones is known for her TV role on The Partridge Family
. The Oscar-winning actress also starred in many films, including Oklahoma!, Carousel
and The Music Man
. You can view her numerous acting credits on her IMDB page Here
Shirley is writing the book with author and journalist Wendy Leigh
. The book is not yet titled and is set for release in June 2013.
Gallery Books says in the book Shirley writes with candor about her life as
a mother, stepmother, and divorcee -- from her first husbandís bisexuality, alcoholism, and mental illness to her current marriage to TV comic Marty Ingels. She will also share stories about some of Hollywood's biggest names, including Sinatra, Brando, Burton, Stewart, Fonda and Cagney. She will also share stories about her stepson and Partridge Family
co-star, David Cassidy.
Shirley Jones said in a statement, "If you prefer to view me as Oklahoma's sweet, innocent Laurie or the All-American mom, Shirley Partridge, this might not be the book for you. Otherwise, bring out the smelling salts, hang on to your hats and get ready for a few jolts I'm not sure I'm ready for my kids to read!"