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Jessica Alba's New Role: Author!

Jessica wants to help make the world greener.

You’d think Jessica Alba has enough on her plate, what with her acting career, her new business The Honest Company and, of course, being an active mom to daughters Honor, 3, and Haven, 7 months.

But she’s found time for yet another project – writing a book based on her own efforts to create a more natural, earth-friendly life for her family.

The Honest Life, to be released by Rodale Press next year, will cover everything from homemade beauty treatments to home decorating using nontoxic, sustainable materials. (It’s co-written with business partner Christopher Gavigan.)

But, she hastens to assure us, she’s not talking about going all-out and committing to a lifetime of feeding the kids wheatgrass juice and wearing hemp clothing. “I’m not extreme,” she tells People. “This book is for people who are in the middle but who want to create a healthier life, like me.”

To that end, she’s including only information that she herself has used with her family – such as decorating projects she and husband Cash Warren have tried and recipes that have been a hit with her daughters (like Haven’s favorite meatballs).  “I wanted some kind of handbook with all the information I was consuming so I could apply it in a practical way,” she explains.

And yes, she’ll also offer hints on how to help kids eat healthy without realizing it: “I always hide flax seeds in everything,” Jessica says.

Sounds promising – but if it’s going to resonate with readers, the book needs to live up to its promise to appeal to families in “the middle” and to offer truly inexpensive tips. Non-Hollywood moms may want to go green, but they don’t want to spend a lot of green to do it.

What do you think? Will you buy her book when it comes out?

[Photo: via PacificCoastNews.com]

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