Actress Isabel Gillies' memoirs began as a series of simple emails sent out from her mobile phone.
The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star describes the breakdown of her marriage to DeSales Harrison in brutally honest fashion in her new book, Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story.
Gillies' six-year union came to an end in 2005 after she discovered her husband had been cheating on her with a young teacher.
And the 39 year old, who shares two sons with Harrison, reveals the inspiration to write a book on her lessons in love came about from her hastily-typed emails and messages on her BlackBerry smart phone.
In the opening pages of the book, she says, "I am not a writer but I have been told I write good emails which has led me to sit here at the library and tell this story."
Gillies is now married to second husband Peter Lattman, whom she wed in 2007.