Fighting Words: Melissa Leo Memoir Due Outin 2013

Melissa Leo accepts the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for "The Fighter" during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, Calif., on February 27, 2011 Melissa Leo accepts the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for "The Fighter" during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, Calif., on February 27, 2011

Melissa Leo is working on a memoir, and it won’t be pretty.

The Academy Award-winning actress has a deal Simon&Schuster for a “gutsy” book about her life, from her troubled childhood to her “stormy breakup” with actor John Heard.

Simon & Schuster announced Monday that is plans a 2013 release for the memoir, currently untitled.

Leo won an Oscar for her performance as the fierce matriarch in “The Fighter.” Her other films include “Frozen River” and “21 Grams.”

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