Seth Rogen's first book to hit bookshelves in May

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Los Angeles, Jan 28 (PTI) Actor-writer Seth Rogen is set to make his book debut with 'Yearbook', which will be released on May 11.

Billed as a collection of 'true stories and essays', the book is published by Penguin Random House.

Rogen, 38, shared the news on Twitter on Wednesday night.

'I wrote a book called 'Yearbook'. It's true stories and essays and stuff that I hope you think are funny. It comes out in May, but if you like you can order it now. Yay!' the multi-hyphenate personality wrote as he shared the link to the book.

In a statement from the publisher purported to be from Rogen's mother, Sandy, she described the book as 'not really a memoir' but more like 'a bunch of funny stories', reported USA Today.

'He talks about doing stand-up when he was a kid (I drove him to all his shows!), his grandparents, high school, moving to LA, meeting some famous people, things like that. If I'm being honest, I really wish there wasn't so much drug talk,' Sandy said.

'Why does he need all that? It's like 'We get it!' And some of the stories? I mean, they're entertaining, but I was just shocked they happened and he never told me!' she added.

Rogen, a Canadian-American actor, started doing stand-up in hometown Vancouver, and moved to Los Angeles for a role in Judd Apatow's series 'Freaks and Geeks' when he was just 16.

He later earned a part on the sitcom 'Undeclared', which also hired him as a writer. After landing his job as a staff writer on the final season of 'Da Ali G Show', starring actor-comic Sacha Baron Cohen, Apatow guided Rogen towards a film career.

Rogen made his Hollywood feature debut in 'Donnie Darko', starring Jake Gyllenhaal, with a minor role in 2001.

He has since starred in films like 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin', 'Knocked Up', 'Steve Jobs', while co-writing movies 'Superbad', 'Pineapple Express' with writing partner Evan Goldberg, and also directed 'This Is the End' and 'The Interview'; all of which Rogen featured in. PTI RDS RDS