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8 Celebrity Memoirs That Are Actually Worth the Read


Nothing marries the joys of stardom with the wonders of reading quite like books read by famous people. Tired of sitting on YouTube for hours clicking through interviews? Fret no more! These big name audiobooks provide us with an entirely new platform to mega creep on celebrities and learn their opinions on every topic imaginable. Who needs reality TV when these shining stars sell us personal exposés directly?

More importantly, obsessing over the goings-on of celebrities is now slightly more high-brow. Yeah, it’s similar to that People magazine you browse in the grocery store checkout line. But this is tangible proof that celebrities have far classier things to say, complemented with just as many embarrassing pictures. Stalking famous people has never been so novel.

Here are 12 of the killer titles that’ll make you feel closer to the stars.

Laugh Out Loud Celebrity Audiobooks

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Yes Please
By Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler is so famous that she can get Carol Burnett, Kathleen Turner, Seth Meyers, Patrick Stewart and more to come read her book. Plus, her mom and dad join her, and it’s always heartwarming to know that celebrities are willing to subject their parents to the same embarrassments we all would if we had the chance.

Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman

Paddle Your Own Canoe
By Nick Offerman

Who doesn’t love the sweet utterances of Ron Swanson––I mean Nick Offerman? Dive into the world of self-proclaimed manliness and come out the other side with an intensive knowledge of woodworking, seduction, and more.

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

Furiously Happy
By Jenny Lawson

If you have any experience with releasing yourself from the clutches of mental illness, you’ll enjoy this book. Jenny Lawson, journalist and harborer of unrestrained inner musings, takes her listeners on a magical journey of battling mental illness one raccoon taxidermy statue at a time.

Beastie Boys Book by Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz

Beastie Boys Book
By Michael Diamond

This one is for celebrity fanatics. Not only does this little gem let you into the lives of the hip-hop kings, but it also sports an insane list of celebrity contributors in the audiobook. I’m talking Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell, Wes Anderson (what??) and 40 more celebrities. Half of which have no connections to music. Beastie Boys LinkedIn game must be pretty strong.

Celebrity Memoirs: Life Lessons and Deep Reflections

A Life in Parts by Bryan Cranston

A Life in Parts
By Bryan Cranston

It’s hard to remember a time when Bryan Cranston wasn’t famous. He seems to hop from part to part, sweeping the screen with his performance wherever he goes. But he, too, has a story to tell about stardom from start to finish. This book is guided by failure, success and obviously a little bit of the fun of being famous.

Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon

Whiskey in a Teacup
By Reese Witherspoon

Leave it to Reese to make spiking your own drink sound cute. If y’all ever wondered how Southern charm is able to sprout from every fiber of Witherspoon’s being, this is definitely the celebrity memoir for you. Grab a beignet and be on your way.

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

The Princess Diarist
By Carrie Fisher

This book is an absolute time capsule. Published just before her death, this collection of diary entries grants fans and admirers passage into the mind of a budding star as she entered for the first time into a galaxy far far away.

Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham

Talking as Fast as I Can
By Lauren Graham

Where my Gilmore Girls at? Is it just me or can you not get enough of Lauren Graham and all things Lorelei? This book is an excellent dive into the life and times of fast-talker on a wild ride to stardom.

Now that you’ve just dipped your toes into how the rich and famous live, why not dive deeper into their enticing stories? Go to hibooks and find all of these audiobooks to listen to now or on the go.

Madeline Farquharson

Madeline hails from the East Coast of the USA and has lived in Shanghai, Accra, Sydney, and Berlin. She has a limited social life outside of reading which is great because her book recommendations at hibooks are gold (who says a Literature major would never be useful?!). Her adoration of all things bookish inspired her to found and manage at least 8 book clubs at any given time, locally. Her other hobbies include crafting and forgetting to take pictures of her food before consuming at least half of it. She loves travel, hates cilantro, and doesn’t know how she feels about avocado.

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