Bob Barker Writing Autobiography, With Help From Founder of L.A. Times Book Review

Bob Barker from The Price is Right is writing an autobiography! Center Street, the imprint of Hachette Book Group that specializes in “wholesome entertainment” and books that champion “traditional values,” plans to publish it in 2009.

Mr. Barker, 84, left The Price is Right this past June, after hosting the iconic game show for almost 35 years. His co-writer for the project is Digby Diehl, a noted book reviewer and serial co-writer who founded the Los Angeles Times Book Review back in 1969. Recently, Mr. Diehl has made a career of helping people write their memoirs; to date, he’s co-written books with/for CIA operative Duane Clarridge, singer Natalie Cole, and actress Esther Williams.

According to the announcement from Center Street, Mr. Barker’s book will include “stories and anecdotes from his personal and public life, including his childhood, marriage, early career and experiences” in television.