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15 Celebrity Autobiographies One Can Never Miss-Out | Part 1

How many of you like to stalk your favorite celebrities online? There is no need for the awkward raise of hands, as I know almost all of us do. We do this to know more and more about that particular celebrity, especially their personal life. So, before you go insta-stalking again, please read this article as, here, I’ve listed 15 amazing celebrity memoirs that might interest you and would provide plenty of insights into the life of the celeb, saving you all the hard work alongside.

If anyone says that celebrity autobiographies are nothing but gossip, I’m ready to contradict and argue otherwise as I have experienced their magic. Some of them make me laugh, some weep, but they all inspire me (and I’m sure they’ll inspire you too), which is why I enjoy reading them so much.

By reading their memoirs, you can get a real insider’s view of a celebrity’s life, from their background to the struggles they overcame to become where they are now. Some of them pull back the curtain to reveal what occurs behind the scenes of the stardom we witness. Whether Priyanka Chopra’s memoir about her journey into the TV world or Will Smith’s journey of self-discovery, we have a lot to learn from them.

If you don’t want to miss out on some great autobiographies and memoirs from some of the most inspiring celebrities (which I’m sure you don’t), keep on reading further. Enjoy!

15 Must-Read Celebrity Autobiographies

Here’s a list of some amazing celebrity autobiographies that you must read at least once.

1. Yes Please

Yes Please

Full Title: Yes Please

Authors: Amy Poehler

Genre:  Autobiography

Publishing Date: 2014

Description:

In her eagerly awaited book, Amy Poehler dishes out a sizeable juicy stew of intimate tales, comedic observations on intimacy, love, companionship, and parenthood, as well as practical advice, some of it valuable, some of it not so much. A book full of life lessons, driven by Amy’s endearing, witty, cutting yet knowledgeable tone.

2. Why Not Me?

Why Not Me?

Full Title: Why Not Me?

Author: Mindy Kaling

Genre: Autobiography

Publishing Date: 2015

Description:

Whether it’s falling in love at work or looking for new friendships in lonely places, trying to become the first person in antiquity to lose weight without any behavior alteration, or primarily believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you’re constantly reminded that no one looks like you, the author shares her ongoing journey to find fulfillment and excitement in her adult life in this book.

Anyone who has ever experienced a turning point in their lives or work will be able to connect to Mindy’s essays as she combines the worries, the glamour, and the joys of her second coming-of-age into a collection of essays that will make you laugh out loud.

3. The Princess Diarist

The Princess Diarist

Full Title: The Princess Diarist

Author: Carrie Fisher

Genre: Autobiography

Publishing Date: 2016

Description:

This book is the author’s personal and fascinating account of what transpired on one of the most well-known movie sets ever and what happened off-screen, using these passages from her handwritten journals. She also muses on the pleasures and madness of fame and the ridiculousness of living a life born of Hollywood royalty only to be outdone by her own outer-space monarchy. 

Laugh-out-loud funny and insightful to death, the book brims with the honesty and self-examination of a diary while providing insightful information about one of Hollywood’s most adored performers.

4. Wildflower

Wildflower

Full Title: Wildflower

Author: Drew Barrymore

Genre: Autobiography

Publishing Date: 2015

Description:

With anecdotes from her life, Drew paints a picture of the adventures, struggles, and extraordinary experiences she has experienced so far. On a cross-country road trip, she got trapped under a gas station overhang which may have saved her life. She also tells of saying goodbye to her father in a way only he could have comprehended, as well as many other travels and teachings that have brought her to the successful, content, and healthy place she is now.

5. The Last Black Unicorn

The Last Black Unicorn | 15 Celebrity Autobiographies

Full Title: The Last Black Unicorn

Author: Tiffany Haddish

Genre: Autobiography

Publishing Date: 2017

Description:

The author discovered how to make others laugh while growing up in one of South Central Los Angeles’ most impoverished communities. The other foster children she stayed with wouldn’t hit her, her classmates would allow her to do their assignments, and she might even find love if she could do that.

As the paid school mascot and in-demand Bar Mitzvah hype woman, she might at least be able to earn enough money to get her hair and nails done and possibly find a lover. While none of that was successful, it allowed Tiffany to picture herself in a situation where she might pursue her passion for humor as a career.

6. Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea

Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea | 15 Celebrity Autobiographies

Full Title: Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea

Author: Chelsea Handler

Genre: Autobiography

Publishing Date: 2008

Description:

Chelsea Handler’s author turns to vodka as a more potent substance when she needs to express herself. It seems sensible, especially because she had to lie about being on her father’s honeymoon to upgrade to first class after finding out her boyfriend was having an affair. Welcome to the beautiful world of authors, where silliness rules supremely and wittiness is the most potent form of resistance.

7. Scrappy Little Nobody

Scrappy Little Nobody | 15 Celebrity Autobiographies

Full Title: Scrappy Little Nobody

Author: Anna Kendrick

Genre: Autobiography

Publishing Date: 2016

Description:

The author was highly petite, odd, stubborn, and 10 percent weird even before she became well-known in the entertainment industry. When she was thirteen, a classmate suddenly dropped by her house and found written proof of her lack of social skills. She then decided to leave the madness in my head alone. The problem with crazy is that it always wants to escape.

In this book, the author welcomes the reader inside her head as she candidly and wryly shares both astonishing and endearingly commonplace tales.

8. Unprotected

Unprotected | 15 Celebrity Autobiographies

Full Title: Unprotected: A Memoir

Author: Billy Porter

Genre: Autobiography

Publishing Date: 2021

Description:

Being authentic is simple when who or what you are is in style. But being Black and homosexual growing up in America has never been simple. Before the author was a celebrated musician, actor, playwright, director, and all-around legend, he was a young boy in Pittsburgh who was perceived as different and didn’t fit in.

This autobiography is the tale of a young man whose unwavering persistence led him through difficult times. Before the author was smiting red carpets and giving an iconic Emmy-winning achievement in the acclaimed TV show Pose before he was the ground-breaking Tony and Grammy Award-winning star of Broadway

9. Will

Will | 15 Celebrity Autobiographies

Full Title: Will

Author: Mark Manson and Will Smith

Genre: Autobiography

Publishing Date: 2021

Description:

This narrative results from an intense voyage of self-discovery, a coming to terms with all that your will can do and all it can destroy. It is the account of how a remarkable guy controlled his emotions, written in a way that can assist everyone else in doing the same. Few of us will have experienced the pressure of competing for the highest stakes on the biggest stages in the world, but we can all appreciate that the fuel that gets us through one stage of our trip may need to be altered if we want to get home in one piece.

10. Unfinished

unfinished |  15 Celebrity Autobiographies

Full Title: Unfinished

Authors: Priyanka Chopra

Genre: Autobiography

Publishing Date: 2021

Description:

This book provides insights into the author’s childhood in India, her formative adolescence in the United States, and her return to India, where against all odds and as a newcomer to the pageant world, she triumphed in the national and international beauty contests that launched her acting career.

Priyanka recounts her struggles and victories with warmth and honesty, whether she is thinking back on her early years of nomadic living or the difficulties she has encountered while tenaciously pursuing her calling.

11. Not That Kind of Girl

Not That Kind of Girl |  15 Celebrity Autobiographies

Full Title: Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned

Authors: Lena Dunham

Genre: Autobiography

Publishing Date: 2014

Description:

This book describes the experiences that come with navigating life. Such as falling in love, feeling lonely, gaining 10 pounds despite eating only healthy foods, having to prove yourself in front of men two times your age, discovering true love, and, most importantly, having the guts to think that your story warrants to be heard. 

This is a series of reports from the front lines of the conflict that is developing that are exuberant, moving, and astutely observed.

12. Becoming

Becoming |  15 Celebrity Autobiographies

Full Title: Becoming

Authors: Michelle Obama

Genre: Autobiography

Publishing Date: 2018

Description:

The author invites readers into her world as she chronicles the experiences that have shaped her, from her childhood on Chicago’s South Side to her years as an executive juggling the requirements of motherhood and work, to her time at the most famous address in the world. Her memoir is a work of profound reflection and mesmerizing storytelling.

She tells her own experience as she has lived it, in her own words, and on her terms, with unflinching honesty and vivid wit. She recalls her victories and her setbacks, both public and private.

13. Scar Tissue

Scar Tissue |  15 Celebrity Autobiographies

Full Title: Scar Tissue

Author: Larry Sloman

Genre: Autobiography

Publishing Date: 2004

Description:

The author tells a compelling tale about the cost of success. He recalls the influence of the stunning, powerful women who have served as his muses or trying to trace a journey that has included appearances before audiences—as different as a performance before a half-million people at Woodstock or a single audience at the modest compound of the exiled Dalai Lama, This is a tale of zeal and vice, mystery and honor, irresponsibility and salvation, and it could only have originated in the world of rock.

14. Open Book

Open Book |  15 Celebrity Autobiographies

Full Title: Open Book

Author: Jessica Simpson

Genre: Autobiography

Publishing Date: 2020

Description:

The author has experienced the pinnacles of celebrity, including seeing her image appear on magazine covers, listening to hit songs, and receiving adulation from followers worldwide. She felt incredibly fortunate in her achievement as a young woman who desired nothing more than to give the gift of her vocal, which was a gift from God. But achieving celebrity is never simple, and in her memoir, she shares the challenges she had both before and after becoming well-known.

The author has unjustly come under criticism more than other people, perhaps. Inner and external problems tormented her, so she took the difficult choice to leave the spotlight and focus on building her life, her family, and her business.

15. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? 15 Celebrity Autobiographies

Full Title: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

Author: Mindy Kaling

Genre: Autobiography

Publishing Date: 2011

Description:

Mindy Kaling has had many different lives, including a dutiful child of immigrant professionals, a shy kid terrified of her bike, an Off-Broadway performer and playwright who impersonated Ben Affleck, and lastly, a comedic writer and actor.

Perhaps you’re curious about what Mindy believes makes a wonderful best friend. Someone who will fill your prescriptions in the wee hours, or what makes a fantastic guy, someone who is aware of all older people in any room at any time and responds appropriately, or what is the ideal level of fame, so famous you can never be found guilty of murder in a court of law. You can find all of this in this book.

Conclusion | 15 Celebrity Autobiographies One Can Never Miss-Out | Part 1

Wow, what a blast! Even though I already know what’s inside of these books, writing about them right now made me so emotional and inspired at the same time. It’s impressive. I would DEFINITELY recommend you to read these books at least once in your life. Once you start, I’m sure you won’t be able to stop binging on them!

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