Keke Palmer Is Working On A Memoir and Self-Help Guide

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The book, titled I Don't Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice is expected to hit shelves in October.

Scream Queens star Keke Palmer has signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster. The book titled, I Don't Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice, is going to be part memoir, part self-help guide. Keke shared an excerpt Thursday to give fans a little glimpse of what to expect:

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"I’m pretty sure you are dealing with your own set of unfairly placed labels—‘the poor girl,’ ‘the rich girl,’ ‘the mixed kid,’ ‘the jock,’ ‘the trans kid, ’the only black kid’ or any number of other untrue and hurtful titles that have nothing to do with what’s really going on inside of you.

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But here’s the BIG thing I’m learning. Who we are and what we are belongs to us and us alone! What that means in real talk is that we don’t belong to other people and we don’t belong to other people’s expectations of us. Even more real talk–we also don’t belong to our own old ideas of who we thought we should be or what we thought we should do. Bomb! It’s pretty cool knowing I’m not attached to anything that weighs me down as I continue on this journey we call life.  Here’s the other big thing—you aren’t either!"

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You can read more on her website. I Don't Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice is expected to hit shelves in October.

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