Mariah Carey Talking To Publishers About Autobiography

Book would focus on her childhood and overcoming adversity.

Mariah Carey has been shopping a proposal to New York publishers with the hopes of turning her life story into a book that would include some of her poetry.

According to Carey's 30-page proposal, the book would focus on her childhood and overcoming adversity. A spokesperson for the pop star said the proposed book would not be a memoir per se, because the singer isn't done living yet. Carey herself kept the project tighter to her chest, preferring to play coy.

"There's always a possible something in the works with me. You never know," she said Wednesday, the very day publishing sources claimed the singer was taking meetings with them to discuss the proposal. "[But a] memoir? No, I think it's a little early for that. We'll just have to wait and see."

And don't expect anything like a trashy tell-all book — for instance, ex-husband Tommy Mottola's name only comes up once in the proposal, sources said. The book is to be authored with music journalist David Ritz, who has written biographies on Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye. Carey is reportedly looking for a seven-figure deal.

— Jennifer Vineyard, with additional reporting by John Norris