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Bob Odenkirk to write a book of essays about his life 
In this March 12, 2016 file photo, actor Bob Odenkirk attends the 33rd Annual Paleyfest: "Better Call Saul" in Los Angeles.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
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"Better Call Saul" star Bob Odenkirk has nabbed a book deal to write essays about his life and comic journey.

Random House announced Wednesday that the still-untitled book will explore Odenkirk's career working at Chicago's Second City to writing and acting on "Saturday Night Live," ''Late Night with Conan O'Brien," ''Mr. Show," ''Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul."

Random House Executive Editor Ben Greenberg said in a statement that the book will give Odenkirk's TV fans who might not know the comedian's past "a look at the remarkable writer and comedic mind hiding just beneath that character." No publication date was announced.

Odenkirk arrived at "Breaking Bad" in its second season as welcome comic relief, then grew Saul into a full-fledged scene stealer and has become the star in the quirky prequel "Better Call Saul."

Odenkirk is also represented by production house Bob Industries as a director for special projects, including branded entertainment and spots.