Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding will publish her memoir with Ebury Press in spring 2021.
Sara Cywinski, publishing director, bought world rights from Peter Loraine at Fascination Management.
Harding, who was was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year, has decided now is the right time to tell her story, said the publisher. In Hear Me Out, she will reflect on her past, from her early childhood growing up in Berkshire and Manchester and her path to fame, which included working as a waitress, debt collector, telephone operator and club promoter, while touring caravan parks and pubs just for the chance to perform. The singer will divulge how her life changed forever after finally getting her big break and becoming a member of Girls Aloud.
Cywinski said: "I remember watching 'Popstars: The Rivals' and really rooting for Sarah—and I have certainly owned a number of the Girls Aloud songs over the years. Having followed Sarah’s career since those early days, through the band, and onto TV and stage, it is an enormous privilege to be publishing her autobiography, giving her an opportunity to tell her story, in her own words."
Harding commented: "I can't rewrite history; all I can do is be honest and wear my heart on my sleeve. It's really the only way I know. I want to show people the real me."
Hear Me Out will be published on 18th March 2021.