LuPone penned the book, along with writer Digby Diehl, which was released in hardcover Sept. 14, 2010. The tome traces her Long Island upbringing and introduction to show business through her Tony Award-winning hit with Evita and her Tony-winning run in the 2008 Broadway revival of Gypsy. The paperback edition will retail for $15.
Included in the pages of both the paperback and hardcover is an eight-page color insert featuring 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 memoir is also available as an ebook.
Most recently seen in her Tony-nominated turn in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, LuPone returns to Broadway this season in An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, which begins performances Nov. 16 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. LuPone earned her second Tony Award for the 2008 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 also include Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda; Matters of the Heart; and The Gypsy in My Soul.