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Kate Hudson penning self-help book

Actress Kate Hudson is adding self-help author to her resume by writing a lifestyle book.

The Fool's Gold star reveals she came up with the idea while working on her Fabletics activewear collection, and she is keen to help others learn all about "throwing perfection out the window".


"It's about finding what works for you," she tells Allure magazine. "And I'll share the things that have worked for me."


However, Kate insists she isn't trying to re-establish herself as a self-help guru and she has no plans to become the latest celebrity lifestyle blogger, because her own history has been so complicated.


"There's stuff in my own past...," she explains. "It was like - I've joined a circus. I didn't join, like, an idea of... a perfect life."


Kate didn't go into detail about the problems of her past, but she has previously opened up about her estrangement from her biological father, Bill Hudson. He and the actress' mum, Goldie Hawn, split when she was a baby, and she refers to Goldie's longtime boyfriend Kurt Russell as her "Pa" as he helped to raise Kate and her brother Oliver.


"Kurt's not my real dad but Kurt was amazing," she said during an appearance on Running Wild With Bear Grylls earlier this year (15). "He raised us from the age of three. Only until (sic) I got older did I really look at it and go, 'That's a real taking on for a man...' He's my dad. He's what I know."


She also confessed she no longer "has a relationship" with Bill, adding, "It just never really panned out that way."


Kate's love life also hasn't been easy - she was previously married to former Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson, while she split from fiance Matt Bellamy of Muse last year (14). She has a child from each rock star romance.


"Relationships ending are painful," she tells Allure magazine. "And you can choose to carry that or you can choose to reframe it. If Matt and I had a great relationship, we would still be together, but we chose to move on because we had different visions of how we wanted to live our lives. That doesn't mean, though, that we can't rebuild something that would be the best thing for the kids."


Kate, 36, shares 11-year-old son Ryder with Chris and four-year-old Bingham with Matt.


Publication details for the as-yet-untitled book have yet to be announced.


The actress won't be the first celebrity to write a self-help guide - supermodel-turned-TV host Tyra Banks, Whoopi Goldberg, Kim Cattrall, Kirstie Alley and Jenny McCarthy have all shared tips and advice with fans in similar releases.