The former MTV VJ, Dave Holmes, has signed a deal with Crown Archetype to spearhead his autobiography.
Holmes plans to recount the painful and often times hilarious tale of his adolescence and subsequent career in TV as a memoir titled Party of One, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Holmes became a familiar face to teens all over America back in 1998 after earning second place to space-case Jesse Camp in MTV’s first Wanna Be a VJ contest.
The former VJ, with his affable ease in front of the camera and natural wit, ventured on to become a staple of the network – “a big, fat grown man in the eye of the teen pop hurricane” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“I’m honored to be working with Crown Archetype, I’m thrilled to be able to tell these stories, and I’m ready to make the transition from TV guy you kind-of know to author you kind-of know,” Holmes tellsThe Hollywood Reporter.
After coming out as homosexual back in 2002 in the pages of Out magazine, Holmes has forged a career as a host of a wide variety of cable TV shows. Additionally, he has a steady role on Comedy Central’s Reno 911!, as well as an ongoing column titled “Somewhere in Time”, has drawn quite a following.
Holme’s deal with Crown Archetype, an imprint of Crown Publishing specializing in books about celebrity and entertainment, has published recent memoirs by John Cleese, Mindy Kaling, and Neil Patrick Harris.
Look out for Party of One in Spring of 2016.