Jennifer Lopez to Release Her First Book in October

The book, titled "True Love," will focus on "one of her life's most defining periods."

Jennifer Lopez is writing a book.

Celebra, a division of Penguin Group (USA), said Monday that it is releasing her first book -- titled True Love -- on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

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A hardcover edition will be published simultaneously in English and Spanish.  

In True Love, Lopez will write about what is being called "one of her life's most defining periods -- the transformative two-year journey of how, as an artist and a mother, she confronted her greatest challenges, identified her biggest fears and ultimately emerged a stronger person than she's ever been."

The book will include never-before-seen photographs and will be presented like a personal diary with lessons and recollections.

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Lopez said: “Writing True Love has been a deeply cathartic, personal and vulnerable experience. If it were not for the love and courage given to me by my children, this story wouldn't have been possible. While I struggled with the decision of whether or not to release this book, I recognized that if it could touch even just one person then it would honestly become one of the most fulfilling endeavors of my life."

A portion of the book's proceeds will go to benefit The Lopez Family Foundation, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of women and children.  

The news of her memoir comes a day after Lopez was honored with the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Lopez also serves as a judge on Fox's American Idol.

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Celebra publisher Raymond Garcia acquired world rights from Benny Medina at The Medina Co.

Said Garcia: "Jennifer Lopez is a remarkable author who fully invested her heart and soul into every page of her book. She channeled her unparalleled work ethic, fearless honesty, perpetual creativity and artistic vision to realize an absolutely beautiful story that will surely touch and inspire readers around the world."

Celebra also is home other high-profile authors, including Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Rita Moreno, Ricky Martin, Mario Lopez, Victor Cruz, La La Anthony, George Lopez, Soledad O'Brien, Juanes and Thalia.