TLC's T-Boz To Release Book Of "Thoughts" In November

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").