A new tell-all book about the Kennedys is coming out, this time by a member of the family.
The autobiography of Christopher Kennedy Lawford is scheduled for release next year. The author is the son of actor Peter Lawford and Patricia Lawford, sister of John, Robert and Edward Kennedy.
The book, currently untitled, will be published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins. Financial terms were not disclosed, but a source close to the negotiations said the deal was worth in the mid-six figures.
“Growing up in Hollywood and being a Kennedy has been a mixed blessing,” the 48-year-old Lawford, who lives in Los Angeles and will be writing the memoir himself, said in a statement Friday.
“Being born into a family of prominent politicians and actors I grew up around many brilliant, talented and colorful people. It was both invigorating and emotionally exhausting.”
Lawford, nearly 11 when his parents divorced, likely has plenty of unhappy stories to tell. Peter Lawford, a member of Frank Sinatra’s “Rat Pack,” had numerous affairs and a long history of drinking and drug problems.
The actor died in 1984. Patricia Lawford turns 80 in May.