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Celebrity Memoirs

Confessions of a Ghost Writer: Pay No Attention To That Woman Behind the Curtain

Holly Robinson | Posted 02.24.2016 | Books
Holly Robinson

Recently, I appeared on a radio show to promote a literary event. We were talking about my latest novel, but inevitably the host asked, "So you're a g...

Back to School: Memoir or Autobiography?

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 08.12.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Dale Norton

We Americans love Back to School--memories of a fresh school year complete with new shoes and unknown books. As adults, we love the renewal those memories signal.

Naya Rivera To Release Memoir Called 'Sorry Not Sorry'

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 06.09.2015 | Entertainment

Great news for anyone who ever wanted to read anything written by Naya Rivera. The former "Glee" star announced on Monday that she's releasing a memoi...

Picking Truth

Meryl Branch-McTiernan | Posted 01.06.2015 | Books
Meryl Branch-McTiernan

This week's attacks on Dunham show that many in the media are not quite as enlightened in their ability to allow female writers to have ownership over their own narratives. By questioning Dunham's agency to decide what's worth talking about and shaming her for not being ashamed of herself, they are missing the purpose of her work.

5 Celebrities Who Wrote Books That Are Actually Good

www.newser.com | Posted 10.03.2014 | Entertainment

When you think of books written by celebrities, "fine literature" might not be the first two words that come to mind -- but here are 10 books by celeb...

'I Believed God's Payback Was To Give My Son Autism'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.24.2014 | Celebrity

In her new memoir, aptly titled "Unbreak My Heart," singer Toni Braxton opens up about a painful memory from her past. The 46-year-old Grammy winne...

Celebrity Memoirs Are Awful. Here Are 4 Ways To Fix Them

Phil Edwards | Posted 05.14.2014 | Books
Phil Edwards

As far as literary value goes, celebrity memoirs rank somewhere between romance novels and airport thrillers--they're generally trash. And that's a tragedy considering that celebrities, love them or hate them, have bizarre and varied lives that should be perfect memoir-fodder.

WATCH: The Shocking Way One Of TV's Favorite Moms Stays Young

Posted 07.25.2013 | Fifty

"C'mon, get happy" indeed, Mrs. Partridge! Better known as The Partridge Family momager in the 1970s musical sitcom, actress Shirley Jones revealed...

All About My Friends, Indexed For Your Convenience

Howard Sherman | Posted 03.09.2013 | Arts
Howard Sherman

Over there, on my bookshelf, sits the biography of my friend Alan. In its index, you can find an entry, "infidelities and romantic liaisons," which di...

Neil Patrick Harris' New Project Will 'Break Boundaries' And Discuss His Coming Out

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

From Emmy-winning sitcom star to Tony Awards host to doting dad, Neil Patrick Harris just might be the consummate multi-tasker. The "How I Met Your...

EXCLUSIVE: Read An Excerpt From R. Kelly's Book

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.28.2012 | Entertainment

R. Kelly has a new book out now, a three-act opus on what it was like to go from Robert Sylvester Kelly to the most successful R&B artist of the past ...

I Could Write a Book About My Book Ordeal!

Dave Astor | Posted 07.10.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Celebrity entertainers and politicians have no problem getting their memoirs published. So a book partly about celebrity entertainers and politicians should have had no problem getting published, right?

Why I Wrote My First Memoir, Along the Way, With a Guy Named Martin Sheen

Emilio Estevez | Posted 07.04.2012 | Books
Emilio Estevez

What could you possibly glean from a book about two men who've been in the public eye for over fifty years, where everything there is to know about them can be uncovered by the click of keyboard? Well, it turns out, plenty.

How Well Do You Know Celebrity Memoirs?

The Huffington Post | Erin Clements | Posted 03.26.2012 | Celebrity

Cee Lo Green recently announced his entry into the oft-derided literary genre of celebrity autobiographies -- and with the untitled tome came some lof...

The Wicked Art of Memoir Making

Peter Brown Hoffmeister | Posted 01.08.2012 | Books
Peter Brown Hoffmeister

Memoirs are often written by the spurned lover, the abused child, the disenfranchised group member. Some memoir writers haven't dealt with their pasts, using the print medium to get even.

Curtis M. Wong

Celebrities Poke Fun At Other Stars' Memoirs In Theatrical Context

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.31.2011 | New York

Among the many lessons you'll learn when attending "Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter": Joining the "mile-high" club is a lot more physically ...

Classic Celebrity Memoirs And Their Contemporary Counterparts

flavorwire.com | Posted 09.11.2011 | Books

"Everybody needs his memories," Saul Bellow once wrote. "They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door." These days, the same can be true of fame...

The Dangerous Business of Celebrity Memoir Writing

Steve-O | Posted 08.02.2011 | Books
Steve-O

I was born with an unhealthy need for everyone to be looking at me, so it would seem that writing a book about myself would be right up my alley. But recounting my worst behavior with brutal honesty presented some problems.

Van Halen Rocker: I Was Abducted By Aliens

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Sammy Hagar truly has had The Best of Both Worlds. Or so he claims, anyway. The former Van Halen frontman is out promoting his new memoir, "Red: My...

Writing Divorce: 7 Celebs Who Parsed Their Splits In Print

Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

In light of the recent news that Sandra Bullock's ex-husband Jesse James is penning a tell-all memoir, we wondered, which other stars decided to docum...

Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Janis Joplin

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the wake of punk rock legend Patti Smith winning a National Book Award for her memoir "Just Kids," and the boom associated with the publication of ...

The 13 Most Obnoxious Publishing Stories of 2010 (SLIDESHOW)

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

From Snooki's book deal to "write" a novel to James Frey's fiction "factory," here are the controversial stories that drove people up the wall in 2010.

Ask A Lawyer: Can a Celebrity Sue Me?

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Rivera

Nothing's hotter than celebrity memoirs and unauthorized biographies. Some writers see it as their meal ticket but are celebrities fair game for those...

First Look at Justin Bieber's Memoir: Teen Pop Star Says "I Really Like Girls"

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

There's no way to accurately convey the inherent absurdity in reading a memoir written by someone who is only 16 years old. But if you want the world's most narcissistic high school yearbook, Bieber's book is your new bicycle.

Why Justin Bieber's Memoir Isn't the End of the World

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

For the non-beliebers out there, a 16-year-old boy writing a memoir was another sign that the publishing industry is dying. I've assembled some comforting thoughts that may help us survive these tough times.