Which celebrities have had the guts to spill the beans, out their exes or open up about the intimate details of childhood, fame and how they got there? When it comes to a no–holds–barred approach, actors, athetes and rock gods like Steven Tyler know how to grab some attention. (Especially when Steven Tyler shares about the time how he showed up outside of Joan Jett’s hotel room buck-naked and she rejected him!) We all have a fascination with the inner workings of celebs living the fast and the furious life, so take a peek inside some of the most captivating memoirs by our favorite celebrities.
Each chapter of Tyler’s book, “Does The Noise in My Head Bother You?: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir,” unfolds rockin’ details about his crazy life.
Chelsea Handler has authored four books reliving her sexual encounters, promoting a higher power of vodka and most recently she banged out another one consisting of humorous and blatant essays. In the controversial, “Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang” released in 2010, the book hit Number 1 on the New York Times Nonfiction Hardback Bestseller list that triggered a quick domino effect causing her other two books to climb to the #2 and #3 spots during the same week.
With a flare for a grabbing a femme fatal kind of attention, Dennis Rodman wore a wedding dress to promo his raunchy memoir, “Bad As I Want to Be,” but nothing could help the dunkster gain top ratings after people had read it.
Drew Barrymore, the little girl who touched our hearts in E.T. and continues to dazzle us with her all-grown-up organic charm and talent, reveals in her autobiography, “Little Lost Girl,” the shocking details about her substance abuse issues that began at the ripe age of 9 years old.
Rob Lowe’s first book, “Stories I Only Tell My Friends” recounts his daze as a heartthrob hunk, how he survived the slow period during his career and the charisma that catapulted him back into the Hollywood game.
Ellen DeGeneres has written previously, but only publishing a variety of comedic essays along the way. Her first attempt at a tell-all is “The Funny Thing Is,” told as only could Ellen could tell it, expresses the ins and outs of her life and then, of course, reminds everyone that they should floss daily.
The queen of late night TV and genius behind 30 Rock, the one and only Tina Fey discloses bossy details from her bosom in her first book, “Bossypants,” about her geeky childhood and ambitious career climb.
Due to hit shelves in the fall of 2012, Grammy winner, Scott Stapp’s first tell-all memoir, “Sinner’s Creed” details intimate stories about his extremely abusive childhood, strict religious rearing and rise and fall of fame with his band, Creed. Stapp also makes bold statements about the “rock docs” in Hollywood who helped feed his addiction.
Fans of Little House on the Prairie will love to hate this inside account about Alison Arngrim’s life, in her memoir, “Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated,” recounting the tales of a woman who survived the aftermath of being nasty Nellie Oleson on the popular TV show.
Kathy Griffin’s “Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin” gains extra bonus points for a book title scoring high in search engine optimization. Kathy’s first memoir walks a thin line between her comedic wit mixed with pointers on how she clawed her way to the top on her hike through life, love and the pursuit of fame.
Two books under his brand name; stand up comic, Russell Brand digs up the dregs for the first time in his booky, sharing some of his darker moments, including his bouts with drugs, bulimia and sex with prostitutes. There’s nothing funny about his autobiography but the title of the book.
The seven-time Emmy winner and America’s favorite sweet-old-lady, Betty White, has delivered seven in-depth books about her comical and candid approach to life.
The legendary country doll has written nearly twenty books in her lifetime, but Dolly Parton’s first memoir, “Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business” is the first time fans have been able to catch a glimpse of Dolly’s private life. Dolly describes her humble beginnings, how laughter kept her rolling through it all and how she has maintained her unwavering career due to her no-nonsense stance on life.
Talk about opening up! Tennis hero, Andre Agasse’s autobiography, “Open” definitely made a bounce in the literary world when he confessed to previously using meth and wearing a hairpiece.
Of course, the famous socialite had to do it. Along with being a rapper, actress and reality star studdette, Paris Hilton penned her confessions in her first memoir, “Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose.” And now, she can add to her resume, author of one of the longest book titles.
Rupert Everett took the red carpet by surprise after revealing his younger prostitution and childhood transvestite days in his tell-all memoir, “Red Carpets and other Banana Skins.”
In the late 90s, multi-award winning, iconic celebrity, Cher wrote about her first hand experiences in her first ever memoir entitled, “The First Time.”
Whoopi Goldberg has a library of books on her autobiography shelf that she has authored throughout her career. Outspoken and daring enough to be seen poised on TV venting about leakage and poised on a public commode in a photo featured on the cover of her memoir, “Is it Just Me?: Or is it nuts out there?” Whoopi has never had a problem telling her point of view.
Finally, after more than forty years, the legendary television icon, Barbara Walters gives us “Audition: A Memoir” reflecting back over her historical journey in journalism and baring her soul in an in-depth interview with herself. This lady has no reason to audition. She’s got the job.
Is there anything this girl won’t do? Not even old enough to drink, Miley Cyrus takes pen to paper and shares her special story in a memoir, “Miles to Go,” giving us a first hand look at her, uh…childhood.
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