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A candid look at the actor and musician is provoking.

Rick Springfield is best known for playing Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital and for his hit song, “Jesse’s Girl,” but there are apparently many things people don’t know about him.

That will all change when Springfield’s memoir, “Late, Late at Night,” hits shelves in October of 2010. Published by Touchstone Fireside, his book will be ‘extremely candid’ as it details his ups and downs in the entertainment business, as well as his battle with depression.

Rick explained his desire to write a memoir in the following statement: “Many of the things I have had to face in my life are universal issues; my lifelong battle with depression, fear of failure, self doubt and my journey to overcome these. There have been ups and downs in my life, and reaching the milestone of my 60th birthday made me want to tell my story finally and honestly. I seized the opportunity to tell my story in my own words, so those who may be going through similar things in their lives, can take my experiences, grow from them and hopefully have a good laugh along the way.”