Geri Jewell book I'm Walking As Straight As I CanGeri Jewell, who is most famous for her role on 'The Facts of Life,' has written an inspiring new memoir, 'I'm Walking As Straight As I Can.' In the book, she opens up about the struggles of living with cerebral palsy and, for the first time, admits to being gay, Broadway World reports.

In her memoir, out April 1, Jewell reveals the discrimination she faced in Hollywood and her fear of revealing her "true sexual identity." The journey continues as she examines the struggles that almost ended her life, including tax problems, a broken marriage and drug addiction.

The actress and comedian made TV history on Dec. 24, 1980, becaming the first person with a disability to appear in a recurring role on primetime television, when she starred as cousin Geri on 'The Facts of Life.'