LuPone penned the book, along with writer Digby Diehl, which traces her Long Island upbringing and introduction to show business through her Tony Award-winning hit with Evita and her recent Tony-winning run in the Broadway revival of Gypsy.
Included in the pages are numerous personal and professional photos of LuPone (numbering almost 100), including costume fittings for Sunset Boulevard, backstage photos from Evita and The Robber Bridegroom and her early years as an acting student at the Juilliard School.
Penned with her signature candor, "Patti LuPone: A Memoir" devotes chapters to her launch to stardom in Evita, as well as the much-publicized firing from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard and her work on the television series "Life Goes On."
Fans can also hear LuPone tell her own story: The actress has recorded an audio version of her memoir.
The release of the book also coincides with LuPone's return to Broadway this season in the new musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, which will begin previews Oct. 5 at the Belasco Theatre. Women on the Verge marks LuPone's first original Broadway musical since Evita.
Most recently seen in her Tony-winning turn in the Arthur Laurents-helmed Broadway revival of Gypsy, LuPone has starred in the world premieres of Sunset Boulevard and Les Miserables, as well as productions of Anything Goes, Oliver!, Working, The Old Neighborhood, Master Class, The Cradle Will Rock, Sweeney Todd and Pal Joey. She earned her first Tony Award for Evita in 1980. Her touring concerts include An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, Matters of the Heart and The Gypsy in My Soul.
"Patti LuPone: A Memoir" is published by Crown Archetype Books and retails for $25.99.