Breaking Bad star Bob Odenkirk to write a book of essays about his life

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Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk has been given a book deal to write essays about his life and comic journey.

Random House announced on Wednesday that the still-untitled book will explore Bob'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.

Bob Odenkirk with his Breaking Bad co-stars

Random House Executive Editor Ben Greenberg says the book will give Bob'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."

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