Celebrity memoirs exist to give readers insight into a famous figure’s personality and life story. If there’s some juicy tidbits of gossip, funny anecdotes, or harrowing truths about the celebs in question, even better. Keep in mind not every celebrity autobiography has been written by veterans of sports or show business. Due to a general lack of experience, memoirs written by famous youngsters have mixed results at best. Here are 15 of the worst, best, and weirdest autobiographies written by celebrities 30 and under.
In 2005, Curtis Jackson (aka 50 Cent) wrote the memoir From Pieces To Weight: Once Upon A Time in Southside Queens. Written by Jackson with the help of hip-hop biographer Kris Ex, the autobiography detailed the rapper’s rise from crack dealing street hustler to reformed ex-con to rap mogul multimillionare. Though the novel would gain solid reviews for telling 50’s story in a crime fiction style, many would label its release as a bit premature. Jackson was only 30 years old at the time of writing the book, which was published shortly before he committed the historical-fiction version of his life story, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, to film. Given its timing, the bio can be seen as something of a cash-in by a relatively young rapper, albeit one that at least has a sense of storytelling and gravitas.