When it comes to celebrities, many people want to know about their lives, their stories, their journeys. But a lot of the time, it’s through gossip and rumor that most of the time isn’t true. So they choose to reveal their life’s story through a memoir or through a series of essays.
And sometimes the celebrity chooses to become a novelist or write a children’s book inspired by their own children. Either way, if you’re a fan of Hollywood’s elite, they may have written a book of some sort and it may be on this list. Check it out.
Take a look at these 25 celebrity authors and the books they wrote.
$13.28 at the time of publication
A New York Times Bestseller, this children’s book written by singer Kelly Clarkson is one inspired by her daughter River Rose. River Rose and the Magical Lullaby follows River as she anticipates a big day at the zoo and the magical lullaby her mother sings to her to help her fall asleep! And guess what, this book comes with a link so that you can download the actual lullaby sung by Clarkson!
$5 at the time of publication
Everything Is Mama was written by Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon. And it was inspired by the hope that it could be used to teach children different words so that everything isn’t always ‘Mama.’ This lighthearted book also features fun illustrations that include cartoon animals.
$8.64 at the time of publication
Another #1 New York Times bestseller is this one by actor and comedian B.J. Novak, best known for his work on The Office. It’s a unique children’s book in that it has no pictures, but don’t let that fool you. This book will still make you laugh and feel joy. The trick is to read it out loud.
$10.99 at the time of publication
The First Lady of the United States wrote a children’s book about her husband, President of the United States Joe Biden’s life. This book is a great way to teach your little ones about who our current president is. It’s also a great story that teaches how hard work and perseverance leads to success.
$11.97 at the time of publication
Former President Barack Obama also wrote a book during his time in the White House. The picture book is written as if it was an open letter to his two girls. And inside the letter are tributes to some of the United State’s most legendary heroes. So not only is this book beautiful, but it’s also a way to teach your kids about these important people in our country’s history.
$11.59 at the time of publication
From compassion and the importance of friendships, legendary performer, Madonna, created a fan-favorite book called The English Roses. Amazon calls it clever, humorous, and a story that everyone can learn from.
$8.62 at the time of publication
Ricky Martin authored a children’s book titled Santiago the Dream in Land Among the Stars. It’s a story about never giving up, never doubting yourself, and always reaching for your goals. It’s a book with lessons every little kid should learn at an early age.
$8.99 at the time of publication
Alan Cummings reveals it all in his memoir Not My Father’s Son. From his complicated relationship with his father to secrets that made him who he is today, if you’re a fan of Cummings and his extensive and impressive resume, you are going to want to grab a copy of his book.
$13.99 at the time of publication
Like Alan Cummings, actress Demi Moore also wrote a memoir. Her memoir was an instant #1 New York Times Bestseller and dubbed the best book of the year by several major publications. This book is a look at Moore’s life through her own eyes and words. From her battle with addiction to her divorces and her role as a mother, Amazon calls this book emotional and iconic.
$8.99 at the time of publication
And B.J. Novak doesn’t just write children’s books, he also wrote a comedic novel as well that consists of several different stories. It became a New York Times Bestseller and according to The Washington Post, it’s a book that leaves you “unselfconscious and with insuppressible laughter.”
$12.48 at the time of publication
A look into his past and the five kids he never thought he would have, comedian Jim Gaffigan knocks it out of the park with this relatable read called Dad Is Fat. In this read, you’ll get to learn about the many hilarious joys and horrors Gaffigan has lived through as a father of five and a husband.
$12.81 at the time of publication
Having lived an extraordinary life, Drew Barrymore sat down to write about her life and the journey she took to get to where she is today. The memoir is a New York Times Bestseller as well. So if you’re a fan of this legendary actress, then this one is a must-have.
$61.75 at the time of publication
Another memoir written by Barrymore is called Little Lost Girl. This book, written in 1990, is a detailed look into her battle with alcohol and drug addiction at a very young and her subsequent stint in therapy as a teen.
$9.78 at the time of publication
Scrappy Little Nobody is a series of autobiographical essays by actress and singer Anna Kendrick. The essays take the readers through her journey to one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood. And as readers have said, it’s just as comical as many of her most successful movies.
$13.29 at the time of publication
For those who are fans of the late, great Carrie Fisher, this memoir is a deep, intimate, and at times, hilarious dive into her life. Wishful Drinking is full of twists and turns and it’s all real.
$11.29 at the time of publication
In 2006, Jane Fonda wrote about her own life in her own words. Her candid words lead readers through her life as a workout guru, an activist, an actress, and the many more hats she has worn in her lifetime. Fonda said that writing this memoir has even helped her see themes in her life that she otherwise wouldn’t have! Now that’s interesting!
$13.65 at the time of publication
Tiny Fey is an actress and comedy writer. And according to Amazon, her 2012 book, which like Anna Kendrick’s, is a compilation of autobiographical essays. Essays that have been described as spirited and a masterpiece. So if you’re looking for a fun read, it’s this.
$13.37 at the time of publication
Another fun read is this one from Fey’s best friend, Amy Poehler. A #1 New York Times Bestseller, this is the best way to get to know Poehler and her journey, straight from her own mouth.
$12.78 at the time of publication
If you don’t love Amy Schumer now, you will after reading this book, Vogue said in their review. The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by the comedian takes a look at her past relationships, her family, and the experiences that have shaped her life.
$14.07 at the time of publication
You may recognize the name of this author, Laura Graham, as she was one of the stars of the popular sitcom, Gilmore Girls. This story is about a struggling actress trying to keep it all together while chasing success in New York City. It ultimately became a New York Times Bestseller.
$4.98 at the time of publication
He may be best known for his acting chops, by Steve Martin is also a highly acclaimed author. And his book, Shopgirl, is also an aspiring artist who makes ends meet by selling gloves in Beverly Hills. Readers then get to follow her along with her love story with a successful businessman. The particular read has become known for being tender, witty, and oh so good!
$13.57 at the time of publication
Another fan favorite from The Office, Mindy Kaling has also written several books. One of them, a #1 New York Times Bestseller is this one called Why Not Me? Filled with personal stories and insight into all that she has learned, this is one you won’t regret reading.
$15.99 at the time of publication
After becoming a mother, Ali Wong put pen to paper and wrote an open letter to them and all the other girls who care to listen. From life lessons to how to be successful in the places that don’t want you to be successful, Wong’s book has been hailed as heartfelt and hilarious! Just like many of her movies!
$16 at the time of publication
Another #1 New York Times Bestseller, this book by Jessica Simpson was created after diving into the journals she kept since she was 15 years old. She discusses her struggles, growing up in the industry and becoming a mother. You’ll learn and relate to Jessica Simpson more than you have thought possible reading this.
$28.91 at the time of publication
In True Love, Jennifer Lopez uses photography to tell her story. The story of a specific time in her life, her family, and her journey as a mom and artist. This book will put you right into what Lopez’s life was like during that time. So if you’re a fan, you’re going to want to read this.
How many of these books have you read? And were you surprised by this list of celebrities who are published authors? From comedians to singers, it looks like their talents don’t just stop at acting, telling jokes, or recording albums! So if you’re interested in their lives or trying out one of the children’s books with your own kids, pick one of these up!
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Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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