Jessica Alba to write first book
March 20th, 2012
02:48 PM ET

Jessica Alba to write first book

Actress Jessica Alba is tackling another new role: author.

The “Fantastic Four” star told People magazine that she’ll soon release her first book, “The Honest Life.”

She's referring to it as a how-to guide to creating a non-toxic home life for your family.

The married mother of two says her own brood served as a template for the tome, which is set to hit bookshelves early next year.

The actress says it will offer tips on how to create a safe environment for the ones you love, tackling everything from design tips to recipes - including some from her own kitchen. It will also chronicle her life as a mother and entrepreneur.

"It's totally crazy but amazing," Alba told the magazine about the impending project, adding that she's "not extreme."  “This book is for people who are in the middle but want to create a healthier life, like me.”

The book is actually an extension of Alba’s new health-based business, The Honest Company, which she launched with business partner Christopher Gavigan, who also helped scribe the book.

Alba is the mother to two tykes, 3-year-old Honor and 7-month-old Haven.

soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. derp

    I am more anxious to see her on the pole than read her book.

    March 21, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ben

    It always seems like celebrities who always talk about how to make your family life the best, are the ones a few years down the road that get divorced. I hope she has a happy marriage that lasts.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Observer

    Jessica Alba wrote a book?
    Who knew?

    I was unaware she could even read a book.

    March 20, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. blah

    As long as it comes with pictures of her, I'll buy it... like you know, not just her face!

    March 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • jujubeans

      It looks like she's wearing a see-through dress in that picture. I wish they would have panned down!

      March 21, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. cnnlicksit

    Like she knows what the average American family life is really like. Plus, I'm willing to bet the book is ghost-written. She'll just slap her name on it.

    March 20, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. LEEl

    At least it's not another children's book. So many stars are doing that now.

    March 20, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Samantha

    Just what we need. Another book by a celebrity telling how to balance family and career! Any chapters on how were supposed to afford the nannies, cooks and housekeepers they have to achieve this nirvana?

    March 20, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clete

      Easy to tell when someones career as an actor or actress falls on hard times...suddenly they write a book.

      March 20, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
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