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Lea Michele lands book deal

Lea Michele is set to tell her life story in a new book which she hopes will serve as a "how-to" guide for fame-hungry fans.

The Glee actress/singer has signed a deal with publishing giant Random House to release her autobiography, titled Brunette Ambition, and it is described as "part memoir, part how-to and part style-guide".

The book will detail Michele's upbringing in New York City and her time as a Broadway child star before she landed a role in the hit musical TV series, and she hopes the story will help her fans find fame themselves.

The 26 year old says in a statement, "There wasn't a guidebook when I was growing up, that detailed everything I would need to do, and know, to get where I am today. But I believe I can write one of sorts: not a how-to-make-it-in-show-business book, but a guide to harnessing tenacity, passion, enthusiasm, and hard work to make your dreams come true."

The book is due to hit stores early next year (14).