Books by Celebrity Poets

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Books by Celebrity Poets

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A constant flow of gossip from magazines, blogs, entertainment news, social media and tell-all books keeps anyone interested informed about the lives of celebrities. For those who want a peek at the innermost thoughts of their favorite stars, there’s a whole other medium to explore: the celebrity poetry book. Here are some book ideas for the reader obsessed with the rich and famous.
 
The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Shakur
The beloved hip-hop star wrote this collection of more than 70 poems before his untimely death in 1996. Written in his own hand, Shakur shares his intimate thoughts about life, struggle and hope.
 
Directing Herbert White by James Franco
James Franco is a modern-day Renaissance man: he acts, directs, paints, teaches, and writes. His debut collection, Directing Herbert White, is a dark and dreamy exploration of Hollywood and fame.
 
Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems and Lyrics by Alicia Keys
Grammy-winning artist Alicia Keys opens up to her fans in this journal-like collection of poetry and lyrics. The book also shares insights about the real-life inspiration for her songs and writing.
 
Useless Magic: Lyrics and Poetry by Florence Welch
The singer for Florence + the Machine has woven photos, art and memorabilia into her collection of poems and lyrics. The book follows Welch’s evolution as an artist and the selection of writing shares her struggle to find her voice.
 
All of It Is You by Nico Tortorella
Genderfluid actor and model Tortorella takes on the wonder of life in their first collection of poetry. Divided into the sections “Body," “Earth” and “Universe”, the book is a joyous celebration of being, love and sexuality.
 
The Moments, the Minutes, the Hours by Jill Scott
Singer, model and actress Jill Scott got her start as a spoken word artist, and The Moments, the Minutes, the Hours showcases her knack for ear-pleasing verse. In pieces on family, self and healing, Scott gives readers an approachable and honest book.