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Celebrity Memoirs

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

Phil Edwards | Posted 03.14.2014 | 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...

Ke$ha's Memoir Will Be Illustrated, Obviously

AP | Posted 12.08.2012 | Celebrity

NEW YORK — Music is not the only way for Ke$ha to tell a story. The million-selling singer-songwriter has signed with Touchstone for the illust...

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

Posted 09.25.2012 | Gay 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.

Cyndi Lauper Memoir Coming Soon

AP | Posted 06.09.2012 | Books

NEW YORK — Cyndi Lauper swears her book will show her true colors. The award-winning performer has a memoir coming out this fall, Atria Books a...

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 ...

Courtney Love Will Tell All In New Memoir

AP | Posted 11.29.2011 | Celebrity

NEW YORK — Courtney Love is ready to spill. The hard-living rock star and actress known for her band Hole and for her brief marriage to Kurt Co...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Memoir Coming With A Very Fitting Title

AP | Posted 11.22.2011 | Books

NEW YORK -- Arnold Schwarzenegger has a book deal. The bodybuilder, actor, former California governor and estranged husband of Maria Shriver has an a...

Whose Memoir Just Went Platinum?

AP | Posted 10.26.2011 | Books

NEW YORK -- Keith Richards has gone platinum as an author. The Rolling Stones' memoir, "Life," has sold more than 1 million copies since coming out l...

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 thos...

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.

Justin Bieber's Memoir And 9 Other Autobiographies By The Under-25 Set (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

UPDATE: Justin Bieber has announced via Twitter that the book coming out this October is not, in fact, a memoir, but mostly a showcase of behind-the-s...