When the tabloids aren’t enough, we can always turn to celebrity memoirs. Whether you’re a fan of actors, musicians or producers, there is something for everyone. With hundreds out there, it can be easy to miss the good ones. Here are seven fun and interesting accounts from names and faces you know and love.
Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
America’s Pitch Perfect sweetheart takes readers from her beginnings on Broadway to her current home in Hollywood in Scrappy Little Nobody. Kendrick drops fun secrets about filming Twilight and embarrassing moments on the red carpet. This is a fun and accessible read with lots of surprising tidbits.
Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling
Kaling’s first memoir, Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me (and Other Concerns), was a fun start, but did you know this writer of The Office wrote a follow-up memoir? Why Not Me picks up where Kaling’s first memoir left off, exploring the woes of adulthood and Hollywood.
I Don’t Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star by Judy Greer
You don’t know her name, but you know her face. 13 Going on 30’s Judy Greer describes hilarious encounters with people who sort-of-kind-of recognize her. She also shares secrets from movie sets—including an anecdote involving Jennifer Lopez and a bathroom break.
In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero
From Orange Is the New Black, Diane Guerrero uses her platform to discuss the challenges of immigration in the United States. A child of undocumented parents, Guerrero tells of her turbulent childhood, how she came into acting and the work she continues to do for immigrant families, including her own.
What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding by Kristin Newman
With plenty of producing and writing credits, including How I Met Your Mother, Kristin Newman takes her readers all over the world in her travel memoir. Including comments on slut shaming and the single life, the narrative spans several years of Newman’s life as she shares not only her travel stories but insider information on her industry.
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes
Cary Elwes (Westley) writes fondly of his experience on the set of The Princess Bride in this memoir. If you’re a fan of the film, you’ll love reading about Elwes’s memories of André the Giant, how the Rodents of Unusual Size came to life and what personal battle Mandy Patinkin brought to his character, Inigo Montoya.
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein
Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia star and guitarist for Sleater-Kinney, invites her readers into her early years and coming-of-age moments in her memoir. As she openly discusses relationships on tour, her mother’s personal challenges and her own battle with mental illness, Brownstein’s authentic anecdotes bring her closer to the reader.