Drew Barrymore Says, ‘I Am Who I Am and I Just Don’t Have a Bikini Body’

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Drew Barrymore Will Write Collection of Autobiographical Essays
Drew Barrymore’s got a lot to say about her life...

We’re gonna need to pick up a copy of Wildflower, stat.

That’s the name of Drew Barrymore‘s brand new book. Inside, the actress, businesswoman, director and all-around wonderful person has written a collection of autobiographical essays that she really hopes won’t embarrass her daughters.

“My own mother, Jaid, wrote a book on sex, and it was the most mortifying feeling in the world. So I know how a child feels when their parents put themselves out there too much, and I will never do that to my daughters. There are some things about your parents you just don’t need to know,” Drew says, adding that she wrote the book as a ‘love letter’ to daughters Frankie and Olive.

Drew also talked about a recent quote by Amy Schumerthat she was totally on board with. “I remember when Amy Schumer was on Ellen, she called her midsection a ‘lava lamp.’ I thought, That was perfect! That’s what I’ve been trying to say. But then I saw her in Trainwreck, and she looked so good in a tiny bra and short skirt. I was like, ‘No, you don’t have a lava lamp.’”

Speaking about her own bikini body, Drew told the publication, “I’ve beaten myself up about not being a certain thing. If someone says, ‘Let’s go to the beach today,’ my first thought is, ‘F—, what am I going to wear?’”

“I am who I am and I just don’t have a bikini body. I don’t even have a one piece body anymore! But I am loving the long rash guard, board-shorts look.”

Drew’s book, Wildflower, comes out Oct. 27.