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Jennifer Hudson Inks Deal With Dutton to Write Weight Loss Memoir

The still-untitled book, due in January 2012, will expand on how the former "big girl" she shed 80 lbs.

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Add author to Jennifer Hudson’s resume.

The Academy Award-winning actress and singer has inked a deal with Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Group, to pen a memoir detailing her struggles with weight.

The still-untitled book, due in January 2012, will also expand on how she shed 80 lbs.

Hudson has had her share of weight ups and downs.

Dubbed “the big girl” as a contestant on season 3 of American Idol, she transformed her body for her Oscar-winning turn as Effie in Dreamgirls by gaining more than 20 lbs.

She signed on as a Weight Watchers spokeswoman last year and has since gone from a size 16 to a svelte size 6.

"I'm in the best shape of my life!" she recently gushed to People.

Still, she admitted, "In my head, I am still the same weight I was before, It takes a while to get used to it." But one thing is certain. Said Hudson, "This is the way I want to be and the way I want to stay!"

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