Talk-show host Rosie O'Donnell is ready to give her career a new spin.
Her new magazine, Rosie, is now on sale, offering readers a less-than-rosy side of O'Donnell.
According to Monday's The New York Times, the first issue of Rosie spends more editorial space on such politically and emotionally charged issues as gun violence and addiction than most women's magazines do in one year.
"This magazine will show you the gritty underside. It'll show you the cracks in the china, and allow everyone to realize that's where the beauty lies," O'Donnell told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
The cover features O'Donnell and comedian Fran Drescher, who discussed with O'Donnell her battle with uterine cancer. O'Donnell also wrote a story about her adopted foster daughter Mia.
"Adopting a foster child," O'Donnell wrote, "is like jumping into the abyss without much thought as to why. There is no time for logic, for reason."
Cathy Cavender, Rosie's editor-in-chief, told The New York Times about her concern that readers might be surprised by O'Donnell's writing tone, saying that it was "too dark."
O'Donnell hopes that her magazine will have socially relevant content that most women's magazines don't have.
The magazine also contains such standard fare as health-related features, cooking recipes and parenting tips.
O'Donnell is not the first talk-show host to launch her own magazine. O, The Oprah Winfrey Magazine, will celebrate its first anniversary this month.
O'Donnell, who has announced that she will leave her show next year, has mulled over her options should the magazine fail.
``There's an adoption center in New Jersey I work with that I'd like to expand, and I might go back to college to finish my degree," O'Donnell told the AP. "I've always felt inferior to people who had degrees.''