Keanu Reeves pens self help book

Updated: Jun 18, 2011, 09:06 AM IST

London: Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves plans to pen down a self-help book `Ode To Happiness` after being motivated by his close friend, who found his "self-pity"

The 46-year-old lost his girlfriend Jennifer Syme in a car accident in 2001, two years after giving birth to the couple`s stillborn daughter Ava.

The tragedy led Reeves to divulge his memories with his friend Janey Bergam, who found his "self-pity" hilarious and will soon pen down the book, reported a website.

"I was in my kitchen hanging out with my friend Janey, and the radio was on - and this station was playing, like, an orgy of depressing, self-pitying, nostalgic music. You know, `I`m just so lonely and I`ve been left and my heart is broke.` It was so voluptuously horrible.

"And I just started to write on this piece of paper, because I had this image of, you know, the moment when you take a bath, you light that candle, and you`re really just kind of depressed. And it was making Janey laugh so hard, I just l kept going, piling on the self-pity," said Reeves.

Earlier fans of the `Matrix` star set up a global `Cheer Up Keanu Day` on June 15, to lift the spirits of the actor after he was spotted sitting morosely on a beach alone last year.

However, Reeves found the concept "funny".