"Although I’ve never read a book all the way through, I’m sure excited to write one," Short said in a statement to the Times. "I haven't named my book yet, but I'm toying with the title 'If I'd Saved, I Wouldn't Be Writing This.'"
The book will cover his life and career in show business, including his work on "Saturday Night Live," as well as his marriage to Nancy Dolman, who died in 2010, and his friendships with fellow Hollywood actors.
Short won the Tony Award in 1999 for his performance in Little Me and was also seen on Broadway in Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me and The Goodbye Girl. He is best known for his work on "Saturday Night Live" and also guest starred on Showtime's "Weeds."