After conquering the pop charts with the trio's recent album, "Fan Mail" and the singles chart with "No Scrubs," the group's T-Boz Watkins is now hoping to leap to the top of another chart -- "The New York Times" Bestsellers list of books.T-Boz will hope to scale such literary charts with "Thoughts," a book of inspirational and autobiographical essays that is due out in November via HarperCollins Publishers. The audio book version of "Thoughts" will feature T-Boz reading the text, in addition to some original TLC music composed for the project. In keeping with the audience-friendly theme of "Fanmail," T-Boz uses a portion of the new book to respond to letters from fans and friends. The singer-songwriter also addresses her experiences in the music industry, as well as her struggle with sickle cell anemia. "I'm so excited to add the title of author to my resume," T-Boz said in a statement announcing her new book deal. "Sharing my writing is my privilege, especially with 'Thoughts,'
a project I'm very passionate about."As we reported last month, TLC producer and cohort Dallas Austin revealed to MTV that some of the songs on "Fanmail" grew out of poems that T-Boz had written for the book (see "Dallas Austin Says Poetic New TLC Single May Lead To Book").