Actor Martin Short is putting pen to paper to write his first memoir.

The Father of the Bride funnyman has signed a deal with publishers at Harper to release his autobiography next autumn (14).

Joking to the New York Times, he says, "Although I've never read a book all the way through, I'm sure excited to write one."

The book will detail Short's 30-year marriage to actress Nancy Dolman, who passed away in 2010, his friendships with some of Hollywood's greatest stars, as well as the ups and downs of his career, and Short adds, "I haven't named my book yet, but I'm toying with the title 'If I'd Saved, I Wouldn't Be Writing This.'"