[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/06/23/art.albright6.gi.jpg caption ="Madeleine Albright will write a memoir to be released in 2012, publishing house HarperCollins announced Wednesday."](CNN) - Publisher HarperCollins announced Wednesday that it will publish former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's new book, "While I Was Growing Up," in 2012.
According to a press release, the book will be "part memoir and part cautionary tale," and is "a dramatic guide to the future through the lessons of the past, as seen through the eyes of one of the international community's most respected and fascinating figures."
Albright has written four books since leaving office in 2001. She was the first woman appointed to be the nation's top diplomat.