A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Celebrity Memoirs: The Old, the New, and the Highly-Anticipated
In need of your summer beach read? Look no further.
Let our comprehensive list of the best celebrity memoirs old and new (as well as the highly-anticipated but yet to be released) be your guide towards picking out your next book, whether it be for by the beach, next to the pool, in the park, or kicking back at home.
This year and next, many excellent celebrity memoirs will be hitting the shelves for our reading pleasure. Actors and comedians such as Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Caitlyn Jenner, Patti Smith, Anna Kendrick and more will be releasing titles.
Schumer’s The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo is perhaps THE most highly-anticipated memoir of 2016…or you know, the decade. Coming out on August 16 (but you can pre-order it on Amazon now!), Schumer’s debut book will contain a collection of candid and personal essays. And if her title is any indication of how laugh out loud funny it is (obviously being a riff off of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), the memoir is a must-read for Schumer fans, moms, dads, and millennials alike.
When it comes to the most beloved celebrity memoirs from the past decade or so, we’re lucky to have several funny ones in addition to those that spill the tea.
Tina Fey, Bossypants
30 Rock creator Tina Fey is as funny on-screen as she is in print. Let her humorous anecdotes and life stories (such as how she came to be on Saturday Night Live) be your in-flight entertainment this summer as your head to your vacation.
Amber Rose, How to Be a Bad Bitch
Amber Rose has been our fave long before she sparred with Kanye West and came out on top with #FingersInTheBootyAssBitch. The model/feminist/goddess also has a memoir, providing advice on how to live your best life (i.e. fashion, career, romance, money and more).
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Amy Poehler, Yes Please
Aziz Ansari, Modern Romance
Learn about the journey of finding love from one of the funniest and sweetest comics, Aziz Ansari. In Modern Romance, Ansari explores everything from online dating, to emoji texts, to the social science behind dating in an era of technology.
Teresa Giudice, Turning the Tables
Orange really did become the new black for Teresa Giudice, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star. Her memoir on going from housewife to inmate and back again is not only juicy and fascinating, but surprisingly sweet.
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O.J. Simpson, If I Did It
With the newfound obsession over the O.J. Simpson murder trial due to the success of American Crime Story: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson, let Simpson’s own book in his own words tell the story of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman’s murders…if he were to have committed them. Barbara Walters called it “one of the most chilling things I have ever read.”
Lena Dunham, Not That Kind of Girl
Lena Dunham’s 2014 memoir (a collection of essays, lists and emails) became the subject of controversy due of the alleged “sexual abuse” of her sister Grace when they were both children, according to some critics. However, many including child psychologists and Grace herself refute the claim, and controversy aside, Dunham is a wonderfully relatable and humorous writer.
Holly Madison, The Vegas Diaries
In The Vegas Diaries, Holly Madison opens up about leaving the Playboy mansion to reclaim her life, and ultimately goes on her journey of self-discovery (in Sin City).
Leah Remini, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
Leah Remini caused a stir with her tell-all book about her public and painful split with the Church of Scientology in 2013. Her memoir also includes secrets about Scientology’s most famous member, Tom Cruise.