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John Stamos Announces He's Releasing New Book, 'If You Would Have Told Me': 'If Not Now, When?'

Sep. 15 2022, Published 5:38 p.m. ET

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Time to update your reading list for 2023! John Stamos announced that next fall, he'll be releasing a memoir titled If You Would Have Told Me.

The book's inspiration lies in many things — most notably the unexpected death of his former Full House costar Bob Saget.

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The actor never intended to write a book, but he experienced so many big changes throughout the past few years that he felt the need to share his story.

"If You Would Have Told Me is the book I never planned to write," Stamos said. "But after losing Bob, finally becoming a father, and wanting to honor all the colorful people who have made me who I am today, I figured if not now, when?"

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Stamos noted that the work will be his story about "Hollywood, fame, fortune, and fu**ups." The elements of "home, heart and healing" will also be present in the upcoming title.

When the Grandfathered star began writing, he realized he had "a million stories to tell." Per the publisher, the book will be about a life lived in front of the camera, the highs and lows of acting, and Stamos' life as a "misunderstood heartthrob" from Orange County. It will also shed light on the star's sobriety journey and starting a family.

"It has been cathartic and healing and sometimes heartbreaking to dig in and reveal so much," the Big Shot actor revealed of the writing process. "This book is something between a confession and a challenge to find grace in the smallest moments of our lives. I hope my memoir offers a window into my heart and mind and helps readers find little moments of magic that make life worth living. Get everything you want and live happily ever after, but have the humility to trust in something greater than yourself for guidance."

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Henry Holt, a division of Macmillan Publishers, shared a statement in anticipation of the tome's debut.

"We have welcomed John into our living rooms and our hearts for nearly four decades. To meet John is to love him, and I'm so excited for him to introduce us to the man behind that winning smile and those legendary roles," shared the book's executive editor James Melia. "[The memoir] is a wild ride through an unbelievable life, full of deft and humorous stories that will be an inspiration to many, and a long-awaited gift for his legions of fans."

Stamos and Melia spoke about If You Would Have Told Me while chatting with Deadline.

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